Dr Christoph Kohl

Dr Christoph Kohl

Associate Fellow
Research Department:
Glocal Junctions

Contact

E-Mail: kohl @hsfk .de

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CV

Since 2017 Research Fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research - Member of the Leibniz Association (GEI)
Since 2017 Associate Fellow at PRIF
2012–2016 Research Fellow at PRIF
2011–2012 Research Fellow for the DFG Project "Refugee Repatriation and Local Politics in Angola" at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
2005–2010 Dr. phil. (Topic: Creole identities, interethnic relations and post-colonial nation-building) at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; PhD at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Graduate School "Society and Culture in Motion", Halle (Saale)
2001 Studies at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Marseille
1997–2003 Studies in Ethnology, Sociology and Political Sciences, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz,  Magister Artium

Expertise

Dr Christoph Kohl is working on the following issues:

  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Angola
  • Cape Verde
  • South African Regions
  • Nation-Building and Ethnicity

Publications

A Creole Nation | 2018

Kohl, Christoph ( 2018 ) : A Creole Nation. National Integration in Guinea-Bissau , New York : Berghahn .

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Armed Conflict and Contested Memory | 2017

Kohl, Christoph ( 2017 ) : Armed Conflict and Contested Memory. A Plea for a Fresh Start in the Politics of Memory in Mozambique , PRIF Report No. 148 , Frankfurt/M .

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Politische Dimensionen historischer Authentizität: Lokale Geschichte(n), (Macht-)Politik und die Suche nach Identität | 2017

Christophe, Barbara / Kohl, Christoph / Liebau, Heike ( 2017 ) : Politische Dimensionen historischer Authentizität: Lokale Geschichte(n), (Macht-)Politik und die Suche nach Identität , in: Christophe, Heike/Kohl, Christoph/Liebau, Heike (Hg.) , Geschichte als Ressource. Politische Dimensionen historischer Authentizität , Berlin : Klaus Schwarz Verlag , 9–33 .

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'Authentische' Ansprüche? Machtlegitimierung 'traditioneller' Autoritäten in Guinea-Bissau und Angola. | 2017

Kohl, Christoph ( 2017 ) : 'Authentische' Ansprüche? Machtlegitimierung 'traditioneller' Autoritäten in Guinea-Bissau und Angola. , in: Christophe, Barbara/Kohl, Christoph/Liebau, Heike (Hg.) , Geschichte als Ressource. Politische Dimensionen historischer Authentizität , Berlin : Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2017 , 139–179 .

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Guinea-Bissau | 2017

Kohl, Christoph ( 2017 ) : Guinea-Bissau , in: Abbink, Jon/Elischer, Sebastian/Mehler, Andreas/Melber, Henning (eds) , Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2016 , Leiden : Brill , 100-106 .

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Bewaffneter Konflikt und umkämpfte Erinnerung | 2017

Kohl, Christoph ( 2017 ) : Bewaffneter Konflikt und umkämpfte Erinnerung. Plädoyer für einen erinnerungspolitischen Neuanfang in Mosambik , HSFK-Report Nr. 5 / 2017 , Frankfurt/M .

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Zurückgekehrte Flüchtlinge und Lokalpolitik in Angola | 2017

Kohl, Christoph / Quiteque Inglês, Paulo / Melo, André / Schmidt, Sandra / Inhetveen, Katharina ( 2017 ) : Zurückgekehrte Flüchtlinge und Lokalpolitik in Angola. Ein Forschungsbericht , in: Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingsforschung , 1 :1 , 106–123 .

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Geschichte als Ressource | 2017

Christophe, Barbara / Kohl, Christoph / Liebau, Heike (Hg.) , ( 2017 ) : Geschichte als Ressource. Politische Dimensionen historischer Authentizität , Berlin : Klaus Schwarz Verlag .

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Ethnicity as a Trope of Political Belonging and Conflict: Cape Verdean Identity and Agency in Guinea-Bissau | 2017

Kohl, Christoph ( 2017 ) : Ethnicity as a Trope of Political Belonging and Conflict: Cape Verdean Identity and Agency in Guinea-Bissau , in: Højbjerg, Christian K./Knörr, Jacqueline/Murphy, William P. (eds) , Politics and Policies in Upper Guinea Coast Societies. Change and Continuity , New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 223-245 .

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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective | 2016

Kohl, Christoph / Knörr, Jaqueline ( 2016 ) : The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective , Oxford, New York : Berghahn .

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Lusocreole Culture and Identity Compared: The Cases of Guinea-Bissau and Sri Lanka | 2016

Kohl, Christoph ( 2016 ) : Lusocreole Culture and Identity Compared: The Cases of Guinea-Bissau and Sri Lanka , in: Knörr, Jacqueline/Kohl, Christoph (eds) , The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective , Oxford, New York : Berghahn , 40-57 .

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Limitations and Ambiguities of Colonialism in Guinea-Bissau | 2016

Kohl, Christoph ( 2016 ) : Limitations and Ambiguities of Colonialism in Guinea-Bissau. Examining the Creole and “Civilized” Space in Colonial Society , in: History in Africa , 43 , 169-203 .

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Introduction: The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective | 2016

Kohl, Christoph ( 2016 ) : Introduction: The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective , in: Knörr, Jacqueline/Kohl, Christoph (eds) , The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective , Oxford, New York : Berghahn , 1-18 .

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Ethnicity and the Political System post-1998 | 2016

Kohl, Christoph ( 2016 ) : Ethnicity and the Political System post-1998 , in: Chabal, Patrick/Green, Toby (eds) , Guinea-Bissau: Micro-State to ‘Narco-State‘ , London : Hurst , 161-184 .

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Tagungsbericht | 2015

Christoph Kohl/Heike Liebau, Tagungsbericht: Lokale Geschichte(n), (Macht-)Politik und die Suche nach historischer Authentizität, 2015. Online: www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6095.

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Setting the Model. | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Setting the Model. Reforming Policing in Guinea-Bissau, PRIF Report No. 135, Frankfurt/M., 2015.

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Mismatched Perspectives, Expectations and Access between Local and International Actors | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Mismatched Perspectives, Expectations and Access between Local and International Actors: Securing Security and Security Sector Reforms in Guinea-Bissau, in: Etnofoor, 27(2), 2015, S. 73-94.

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Guinea-Bissau’s security sector | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Guinea-Bissau’s security sector: challenges and lessons, 2015. Online: www.insightonconflict.org/2015/07/guinea-bissaus-security-sector-challenges-lessons/.

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Guinea-Bissau | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Guinea-Bissau, in: Andreas Mehler/Henning Melber/Sebastian Elischer (Hrsg.): Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2014., Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2015, S. 95-102.

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Diverging Expectations and Perceptions of Peacebuilding? | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Diverging Expectations and Perceptions of Peacebuilding? Local Owners and External Actors Interactions in Guinea-Bissau’s Security Sector Reforms, in: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 9(3), 2015.

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Book Review: Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern by Mike McGovern | 2015

Christoph Kohl, Book Review: Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern by Mike McGovern, in: American Anthropologist, 117(1), 2015, S. 196-197. DOI: 10.1111/aman.12211. 

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Translationsprobleme in der Reform des Polizeisektors in Guinea-Bissau | 2014

Christoph Kohl, Translationsprobleme in der Reform des Polizeisektors in Guinea-Bissau, HSFK-Report Nr. 6/2014, Frankfurt/M. 

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The Reform of Guinea-Bissau's Security Sector | 2014

Christoph Kohl, The Reform of Guina-Bissau's Security Sector. Between Demand and Practice, PRIF Report No. 126, Frankfurt/M., 2014.

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Suffering for the Nation | 2014

Christoph Kohl, Anita Schroven, Suffering for the Nation: bottom-up and top-down conceptualisations of the nation in Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, in: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers, No. 152, 2014. PDF

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Os desafios da reforma do setor de segurança na República da Guiné-Bissau | 2014

Christoph Kohl, Os desafios da reforma do setor de segurança na República da Guiné-Bissau, in: Sérgio Luiz Cruz Aguilar (Hg.), Reforma do setor de segurança. Teoria, prática e crítica, São Paulo (Porto de Idéias), 2014, S. 160-198.

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Irrwege und Auswege | 2013

Christoph Kohl, Irrwege und Auswege. Guinea-Bissau nach dem Putsch im April 2012, HSFK-Standpunkte, Nr. 1/2013, Frankfurt/M.

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Guinea-Bissau | 2013

Christoph Kohl, Guinea-Bissau, in: Andreas Mehler/Henning Melber/Klaas van Walraven (Hg.), Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2012, Leiden and Boston (Brill), 2013, S. 115-121.

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Die Reform des Sicherheitssektors in Guinea-Bissau | 2013

Christoph Kohl, Die Reform des Sicherheitssektors in Guinea-Bissau, HSFK-Report Nr. 8/2013, Frankfurt/M.

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Nationale Integration in Guinea-Bissau | 2012

Christoph Kohl, Nationale Integration in Guinea-Bissau: Das Beispiel der Manjuandadis, in: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 137, 2012, S. 71-96

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National, Ethnic, and Creole Identities in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies | 2012

Christoph Kohl/Christian Højbjerg/Jaqueline Knörr/Markus Rudolf/Anita Schroven/Wilson Trajano Filho, National, Ethnic, and Creole Identities in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies, in: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Hrsg.), Working Paper no. 135, 2012

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Guinea-Bissau | 2012

Christoph Kohl, Guinea-Bissau, in: Andreas Mehler/Henning Melber/Klaas van Walraven (Hg.), Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2011, Leiden and Boston (Brill), 2012, S. 115-121

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Fieldwork Between Folders | 2012

Christoph Kohl/Patrice Ladwig/Ricardo Roque/OliverTappe/Christiana Bastos, Fieldwork Between Folders: fragments, traces, and the ruins of colonial archives, in: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Hrsg.), Working Paper no. 141, 2012

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Diverse Unity | 2012

Christoph Kohl, Diverse Unity: Creole Contributions to Interethnic Integration in Guinea-Bissau, in: Nations and Nationalism, 18, 2012, S. 643-662

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Integração Nacional 'por baixo' | 2011

Christoph Kohl, Integração Nacional 'por baixo': A contribuição do associativismo em Guiné-Bissau, in: Revista Anthropológicas Jg. 22, Nr. 2, 2011, S. 7-40.

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Other professional activities

  • Associate of the Research Group "Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast", Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale)