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Project coordination


Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler


Areas of Research

Power-sharing after peacebuilding, violent conflicts, crisis prevention, German and French politics in Africa

Regional Focus: 

Central Africa, West Africa


Prof. Dr. Dieter Speck

Areas of Research



Prof. Dr. Ursula Wittwer-Backofen


Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Skeletal Age Estimation, Global Health, History of 
Health, Neonatal Risk Factors, Growth and Development

Connecting focus: Biological variability of humans in their natural and cultural environment






Anna Lagia

Areas of Research

Biological Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Taphonomy, Mortuary Practices, Inequality, Living Standards


Helena Seidel

Areas of Research