Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker

Principal Investigator | Deputy Member of Directorate

Foto von Thorsten Bonacker vor einer Brücke. Sein T-Shirt trägt die Aufschrift "PEACE".
Foto: Thorsten Bonacker

My research is located at the crossroad of sociology and political science in the field of international relations.

For a long time I have been interested in theories and methods in peace and conflict as well as in critical security studies. Currently, I am working on practices of international administration in postcolonial and postwar societies, society's dealing with past mass violence, and sexual and reproductive rights as a global field of conflict. Methodologically, I am using theory driven and comparative research designs with an emphasis on Central and Southeast Asia (in particular Cambodia and Timor Leste).

Research Area Synergies: 4.2 Theoretical Innovations