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Stefan Rinke is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. Before coming to Berlin in 2005 he taught at Katholische Universität Eichstätt and at Tufts University. He was awarded with the Premio Alzate by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and with the Einstein Research Fellowship. He is currently Speaker of the German-Mexican Graduate School "Between Spaces" and of the Collaborative Research Center "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood". Rinke has published numerous monographs, collected volumes, and articles. His latest book "Latin America and the First World War" appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2017.
Stefan Rinke teaches in the BA- and MA-programs of the LAI and the FMI often in interdisciplinary constellations. His courses span the period from 1492 to contemporary history and cover all of Latin America. He also offers special research and public history courses where students learn hands on. In addition, Rinke advises numerous Ph.D. students.
Ongoing externally funded projects
- Speaker of the German-Mexican International Research Training Groupo "Between Spaces/ Entre Espacios" (DFG/ CONACYT) (2010-2018)
- Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" (DFG) (2006-2017)
- Project B5 "Herrschaftslegitimierung über Partizipation im kulturell heterogenen Raum: Lateinamerika zwischen Kolonie und postkolonialem Staat, 1759-1865" (2006-2009)
- Project C5 "Sicherheitskooperation in transnationalen Räumen: Die Grenzregionen Mexiko/ USA und Argentinien/ Chile zwischen 1857 und 1886" (2010-2013)
- Project D9 "Austauschbeziehungen und kollektive Ressourcennutzung im kulturell heterogenen Raum: Die lateinamerikanischen Frontiers, 1880-1910" (2014-2017)