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Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig

M. Braig

Latin American Institute

Field of Activity

Political Science

Address Rüdesheimer Str. 54 - 56
Room 224
14197 Berlin
Telephone 838-53094
Fax 838-55464
Email mbraig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
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Office hours

Tuesdays 14-16h

Registration list see room 224

Academic Profile

 

Since 2002 Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig is Professor of Political Science with a focus on Latin America at Freie Universität Berlin. She is a member of the Institute Council of the Institute for Latin American Studies in the Department of Political and Social Sciences. Her research and publications range widely with a focus on gender segmentation in labor markets and social policy, on the transformation and development of Latin America, on relations between Latin America and Europe, on state political culture and governance, as well as on intertwined and interdependent inequalities in the global context.

 

Roles related to projects and research networks:

Since 2009:

  • Spokesperson (with Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke) of the International Research Training Group (Internationale Graduiertenkolleg (IGK)) “Between Spaces: Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalization”, a bilateral project funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the National Council Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT). Mexican institutions (the College of Mexico, the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology CIESAS, the Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) and German institutions (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Universität Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin) cooperate in this program.
    In the IGK, Marianne Braig is conducting a research project together with Carlos Alba (Colegio de México) on "The City of Mexico as a transnational space of entanglement".
  • Spokesperson (with Sergio Costa and Barbara Göbel) of desiguALdades.net, the international interdisciplinary research network funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that focuses on issues of intertwined and interdependent inequalities in Latin America in a global context. The following institutions are involved in desiguALdades.net along with Freie Universität Berlin: the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI) by Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; the German Institute for Development Policy (DIE), Bonn, and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. Marianne Braig was in charge of the former Research Dimension 3: Socio-political Inequalities and now works with a team of researchers investigating questions regarding the limits of distribution and redistribution of resources.

Since 2006:

  • Under the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" at Freie Universität Berlin, Marianne Braig is director (with Günther Maihold) of the 'Security and Governance in Latin America' section. The SFB is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

 

Previous functions:

2012-2015: Spokesperson (with Martha Zapata) of the international project 'Measures for social inclusion and equity in Higher Education Institutions in Latin America' (MISEAL) (Funding EU-ALFA III: Latin America - Academic Training). This project is conducted in cooperation with 12 Latin American and 4 European universities. She received the Margherita von Brentano 2013 award for her collaboration in this project.

2012-2015: Director of the exchange project with Mexico, of scientific personnel involved in joint projects PROALMEX: "Research for sustainable and gender-sensitive environment in Latin America”, in cooperation with the Universidad Veracruzana in the Xalapa region (funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).

2004-2013: Representative of the research group "Paths of Knowledge - Transregional Studies” (Wege des Wissens -Transregionale WIKO Studien) at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Funding: Berlin State Government).

2008-2012: Directed (with Anne Huffschmid) the research project: 'Memory in der Megacity: Erinnerung, Unbanität und Geschlecht in Lateinamerika (Mexiko-Stadt und Vergleich Buenos Aires)' in cooperation with Elisabeth Jelin (IDES, Buenos Aires) and Teresa Carbó (CIESAS, Mexico City), (Funding: Fritz Thyssen Foundation).

2004-2008: Research Fund Spokesperson: “Paths of Knowledge-Transregional Studies”, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, funded by the Berlin State Government.

2002-2011: Academic Director of the Central Council for Promoting Research in Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

2001-2002: Spokesperson of the Research Training Group: "Public Sphere and Gender Relations. Dimensions of Experience", at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and Universität Kassel.

 

Academic Career

 Since 2002: Professor of Political Science with a focus on Latin America at Freie Universität Berlin

1997-2002: Professor of Political Science at the Institute for Comparative Studies and International Relations at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

1999: Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification in Political and Social Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin

1989: Doctorate in Sociology (summa cum laude), Freie Universität Berlin 1977-1978: Studies in Political Science, Anthropology and History at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

1977: Degree (double mayor in Economics and Sociology) at Freie Universität Berlin

Fellowships and Awards:

2013: Margherita von Brentano Award for outstanding achievements in the advancement of women studies and gender research, Freie Universität Berlin

2013-2014: Fellow at the Colegio de México, Mexico City

2009: Visiting Professor at the Colegio de México, Mexico City

2006: Visiting Scholar at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) with funding from: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)

1999: Visiting Scholar in Santiago de Chile with funding from: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1993: Visiting Scholar at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, with funding from: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Membership and special collaboration in scientific institutions:

In Freie Universität Berlin:

• Board of Trustees (Kuratorium) (since 2008)

• Excellence Council (Excellenzrat) (since 2009)

• Executive Board, Center for Area Studies (CAS) (since 2008)

• Standing Committee of the Dahlem Research School (DRS) (since 2009)

• Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) (since 2011)

• Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) (since 2009)

• Speaker of the Security Section of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" (since 2006)

 

Beyond Freie Universität Berlin:

• Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

• German Association for Research on Latin America (ADLAF)

• German Association of Sociologists

 

Beyond Freie Universität Berlin (Previous):

• Advisory Board of the North-South Commission of the Heinrich Böll Foundation (2006-2013)

• Gender Studies Program (PUEG), Scientific Council of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

• Council of the German Foundation for International Development (DSE / ZGB)

• Board Member for Research, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (since 2005)

• Council of the German Foundation for International Development (DSE / ZGB)

• Committee of Experts / the American Institute of Berlin (2003-2009)

• Member of the board of the German Association for Research on Latin America ADLAF (2002 -2004)

• Co-editor of Revista Iberoamericana America - Spain - Portugal. "Essays on Literature, History and Society" (2000-2005)

 

Reviewer and evaluator:

• Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

• German Research Society (DFG)

• German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

• Volkswagen Foundation

• Fritz Thyssen Foundation

• Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

• Bertelsmann Foundation

• Swiss National Fund

• Austria Science Fund (FWF)

• Evaluation of the Department of Anthropology, Utrecht University, Netherlands

 

In the framework of international cooperation:

• German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

• Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

• Capacity Building International Germany (InWEnt)

• United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

• United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Research Areas

Marianne Braig’s research is broad and focuses on the following topics: gender segmentation in labor markets and social and educational policy, transformation and development in Latin America, the political culture of the state and governance as well as intertwined and interdependent inequalities in the global context. She also conducts research within networks of excellence of the European Union Latin American Relations Observatory (EULARO) on gender issues, citizenship and migration.

 

Projects and research networks:

• (In)security and the Rule of Law

In the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood"

Marianne Braig is director (with Günther Maihold) of Section C3 'Security and Governance in Latin-America' section. The SFB is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

•Between Spaces: Transregional Interdependencies 

International Research Training Group (Internationale Graduiertenkolleg IGK) “Between Spaces”  Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalization, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG Scientific Binational Project, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). In the IGK cooperate Mexican institutions: the Colegio de México, the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and German institutions: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Universität Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin.

In the IGK Marianne Braig is conducting a research project together with Carlos Alba (Colegio de México) on "The City of Mexico as a transnational space entanglement".

• Interdependent Inequalities

desiguALdades.net is an international interdisciplinary research network that focuses its work on issues of intertwined and interdependent inequalities in Latin America in a global context. The following institutions are involved in desiguALdades.net along with Freie Universität Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, (IAI, Ibero-American Institute by Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin), Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE, German Institute for Development Policy, Bonn), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg). Marianne Braig is in charge of the socio-political dimension and with a team of researchers works around questions regarding the limits of the distribution and redistribution of resources. The network is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

• Gender and Mobility
The international project 'Measures for social inclusion and equity in Higher Education Institutions in Latin America' MISEAL (Funding EU-ALFA III: Latin America - Academic Training). This project was conducted in cooperation with 12 Latin American and 4 European universities.

• The exchange project with Mexico, of scientific personnel involved in joint projects PROALMEX: 'Research for sustainable and gender-sensitive environment in Latin America”, in cooperation with the Universidad Veracruzana in the Xalapa region (funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).

Monographs:

Editorship:

Essays (selection)

  • "Good, Beautiful and cheap"- Sino-Mexican Trade Relations and Their Translocal Linkages", in: Carlos Alba, Marianne Braig und Stefan Rinke (Ed.): Latin America and Asia - Relations in the Context of Globalization from Colonial Times to the Present, HISTORAMERICANA, Band 24, Verlag Hans-Diedrich Heinz, Akademischer Verlag Stuttgart, 2014, 195-218 (with Carlos Alba)

  • "Entrelazamientos transpacíficos desiguales: Las relaciones económicas entre América Latina y China", in: Ottmar Ette, Horst Nitschack and Werner Mackenbach (Ed.): TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal. Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte – POINTE, Berlin: edition tranvía 2013, p. 53-64 (with Barbara Göbel)

  • "Mérida-Initiative: Die begrenzte Reichweite der 'shared responsibility' zwischen den USA und Mexiko?", in: Daniel Brombacher and Günther Maihold (Ed.): Gewalt, Organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika, Opladen/Berlin/Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2013, p. 275-293

  • "Wem gehört die Altstadt? Straßenhandel, Stadtpolitik und 'Globalisierung im Lokalen in Mexiko-Stadt", in: Anne Huffschmid and Kathrin Wildner (Ed.): Das Urbane als Forschungsfeld: Öffentlichkeit, Territorien, Imaginarios. Berlin: Transit Verlag, 2013, p. 397-418 (with Carlos Alba)

  • "Democracias y reconfiguraciones contemporáneas del derecho en América Latina: una introducción", in: Marianne Braig, Sérgio Costa and Stefanie Kron (Ed.), Democracia y configuraciones contemporáneas del derecho en América Latina. Madrid, Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012, p. 9-16 (with Stefanie Kron & Sérgio Costa).

  • "Los derechos humanos como autorización para hablar. Metatexto universal y experiencias particulares", in: Marianne Braig, Sérgio Costa and Stefanie Kron (Ed): Democracia y configuraciones contemporáneas del derecho en América Latina. Madrid, Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012, p. 61-72

  • "Benito Juarez", in: Nikolaus Werz (Ed.),Populisten, Revolutionäre, Staatsmänner. Politiker in Lateinamerika. Madrid, Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2010, p. 126 – 142.

  • "Mexiko und die Amerikas", in: Ursula Lehmkuhl/ Stefan Rinke (Ed.): Amerika-Amerikas: Zur Geschichte eines Namens von 1507 bis zur Gegenwart. Stuttgart: Heinz, 2008

  • "Das politische System Mexikos", in: Klaus, Stüwe/ Stefan Rinke (Ed.): Die politischen Systeme in Nord- und Lateinamerika. Eine Einführung. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2008, p. 388-415 (with Markus-Michael Müller)

  • "Polizei -(k)ein Freund und Helfer? Governance der öffentlichen Sicherheit in Buenos Aires und Mexiko Stadt", in: Thomas Rissel/ Ursula Lehmkuhl (Ed.).: Regieren ohne Staat? Governance in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007, p. 223- 246 (with Ruth Stanley)

  • "Regionalforschung braucht Wissensarchive -Wissenarchive brauchen Vernetzung", in: Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz 43, 2006,  p. 283-294 (with Barbara Göbel)

  • "¿Hemisferio occidental dividido? O bien: ¿Hasta dónde llega México?", in: Iberoamericana. América Latina – España – Portugal. Ensayos sobre letras, historia y sociedad. Año V No. 20, 2005, p. 109-125 (with Christian U. Baur)

  • "Mexikos Süden: Grenzüberschreitungen und die Schleusen hemisphärischer Sicherheit", in: mit Ottmar Ette, Dieter Ingenschay und Günther Maihold (Ed.) Grenzen der Macht –Macht der Grenzen. Lateinamerika im globalen Kontext, Frankurt a.M/Madrid, 2005, p. 181-206 (with Christian U. Baur)

  • "Die Zukunft der Area Studies in Deutschland", in: afrika spectrum 40, Nr.3, 2005, p. 547-558

  • "Fragmentierte Gesellschaft und Grenzen sozialer Politiken", in: mit Walter L. Bernecker, Karl Hölz und Klaus Zimmermann (Ed.) México heute. Politik Wirtschaft Kultur, Frankfurt a.M./Madrid, 2004 (with Felicitas Hentschke)

  • "Frauen in Lateinamerika – ein ungenutztes Potential?", in: Dieter Nohlen und Hartmut Sangmeister (Ed.) Macht, Markt, Meinungen. Demokratie, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Lateinamerika. Wiesbaden, 2004

  • "Repensando los procesos de violencia en América Latina. La violencia sexualizada como violación de los derechos humanos", in: Klaus Bodemer, Sabine Kurtenbach und Klaus Meschkat (Ed.) Violencia y regulación de conflictos en América Latina, Caracas, 2001

  • "Zwischen Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Zivile Frauenorganisationen und Demokratisierung des Staates in Lateinamerika", in: Marcus Gräser u.a. (Ed.) Staat, Nation und Demokratie. Festschrift für Hans-Jürgen Puhle, Göttingen, 2001

  • "Mexiko: Ein populistisches Regime – autoritär aber großzügig", in: Weidenfeld, Werner (Ed.): Den Wandel gestalten – Strategien der Transformation. Band 2: Dokumentation der internationalen Recherche. Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2001, p. 139-163

  • "A Family Affair - Geschlechterverhältnisse und Öffentlichkeit", in: iz3w - blätter des informationszentrums 3. welt, Nr. 255, September 2001, p. 29-30

  • "Teatros de la política y política del teatro o la palabra es de quien la trabaja", in: Iberoamericana. América Latina – España – Portugal, Vol. I, Nueva época, no. 2, 2001, p. 83-87.

  • "Ester Boserup (1910-1999). Die ökonomische Rolle der Frauen sichtbar machen", in: E+Z,Jg. 42:2, 2001, p. 2-5

  • “Zwischen Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Zivile Frauenorganisationen und Demokratisierung des Staates in Lateinamerika”, in: Gräser, Marcus u.a. (Ed.): Staat, Nation und Demokratie. Festschrift für Hans- Jürgen Puhle, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht
  • “Das Private sichtbar machen: Feministische Perspektiven auf Kriegs- und Friedensprozesse.”, in: Friedensgutachten, Münster, Hamburg, London, 2000, p. 230-240
  • “Romantisierung des Sozialen und Globalisierung”, in: femina politica. Zeitschrift für feministische Politik-Wissenschaft. Feministische Ansätze in den Internationalen Beziehungen. 9. Jg. Heft 1, 2000, p. 79-85