Dr. Christiane J. Fröhlich

Christiane Fröhlich researches human mobility at the University of Hamburg. Her work focuses particularly on environmental drivers of migration. She has done extensive field research on the impact of a prolonged and climate change-related drought period in Syria which preceded the Syrian war. Moreover, she inquires into the role of the Global North for current migration movements from the Global South from a Postcolonial Perspective. During a six-months-fellowship at the Istanbul Policy Center, she also researched the impact of the EU-Turkey deal on the lived experience of refugees residing in Turkey. In the past, she has worked extensively on water conflicts on the international, national and local levels, as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian core conflict and its role for Middle Eastern geopolitics. She holds a PhD from the Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University, and a Master in Peace Research and Security Policy from Hamburg University.