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Prof. Dr. Markus Hochmüller

Prof. Dr. Markus Hochmüller

Freie Universität Berlin

ZI Lateinamerika-Institut

Professor

Political Science, Visiting Professorship

Address
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56
Room 212
14197 Berlin, Germany

Office hours

Tuesday, 16:30-17:30 (registration on the notice board). Outside the lecture period on request by e-mail.

Current academic positions:

Since 10/2022: Visiting Professor, Political Science, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Since 10/2022: Research Associate, Global Security Programme, University of Oxford

Since 03/2021: Co-Investigator, OX|BER Centre for Advanced Studies Cooperation Group "Transitions and Social Cohesion in Context of Multiple Crises“, University of Oxford/Freie Universität Berlin

Since 01/2021: Co-Principal Investigator, Research project "Colombian Lessons? Assessing the Practical and Normative Consequences of Latin American South-South Security Cooperation“, University of Oxford

 

Past academic positions and employment:

10/2021 – 9/2022: Researcher,CONPEACE, The Global Security Programme, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

10/2021 – 03/2022: Tutor, Registered Visiting Student Programme, Hertford College, University of Oxford

01/2020 – 09/2021: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CONPEACE, Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

01/2020 – 09/2022: Affiliate Member, Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

11/2019 – 07/2022: Co-Investigator OX|BER Research project "The Comeback of the Latin American Armed Forces“, University of Oxford/Freie Universität Berlin

04/2019 – 07/2019: DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow | Academic Visitor Latin American Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford

11/2018 – 09/2022: Associated researcher, Postgraduate Program for Research on Inequalities and Sustainable Development in the Andean Region (trAndeS), Freie Universität Berlin

01/2018: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

10/2017 – 03/2018: Associate Lecturer in International Relations, Otto Suhr Intitute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

11/2017 – 10/2018: Associated Fellow Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe“, Freie Universität Berlin

01/2014 – 12/2017: Research Associate and PhD Candidate (SFB 700) "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood“, Research Project C3 "Police Building and Transnational Security Fields in Latin America“, Freie Universität Berlin

02/2014 – 04/2016: Associated Researcher, International Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities (desiguALdades.net), Freie Universität Berlin

09/2012 – 12/2013: Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Politics, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

11/2012 – 12/2012: Research Associate Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 – “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, Freie Universität Berlin, Research Project C3 “Transnational Security Governance in Latin America”

09/2012: Master of Arts in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

07/2009: Bachelor of Arts and Título Propio de Grado in German-Spanish Studies, Universität Regensburg and Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Current courses

Winter Term 2022-23

Critical Security Studies

Security Politics and the Rule of Law in Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy - Military - Justice

Social Science Colloquium (with Marianne Braig)

Scientific Practice I (with Ximena Alba Villalever, Karlotta Bahnsen and N.N.)

 

Previous Courses

2022

Organised crime and international politics (Tutorial, Registered Visiting Student Programme, Hertford College, University of Oxford), Hilary Term

Crime, politics, and the law in Latin America (Tutorial, Registered Visiting Student Programme, Hertford College, University of Oxford), Hilary Term

2021                                  

Organised crime and international politics (Tutorial, Registered Visiting Student Programme, Hertford College, University of Oxford), Michaelmas Term

2017

Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in the Global South (Seminar, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin), Winter term

2014

Entre el orden y la represión: discursos y prácticas policiales en Europa y su ‘exportación’ a América Latina (Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University)

2013                                  

Organized Crime and Security Governance in Mexico and Central America (BA seminar, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin), Summer term

Statehood. Local and Transnational Processes in Latin America (Lecture series, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, with Manuela Boatcă), Summer term

2012

Democratization in Latin America (Seminar, German Academic Exchange Service Summer School for Doctoral Students, Wandlitz, Brandenburg, mit Marianne Braig)

Research interests:

  • Critical Security Studies
  • Transnational Security Governance
  • Statehood and Development in the Global South
  • International Peace- and Statebuilding (Focus on Security Governance Reform)
  • Policing, Public Security, Counterinsurgency
  • Border Governance
  • International Political Sociology
  • Sociology of knowledge (focus on expert knowledge)
  • Organized Crime and Violence

 

Regional focus:

  • Central America (esp. Guatemala)
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

 

Current research projects:

"Colombian Lessons? Assessing the Practical and Normative Consequences of Latin American South-South Security Cooperation“, Global Security Programme, University of Oxford (Co-Principal Investigator; with Markus-Michael Müller)

CONPEACE: From Conflict Actors to Architects of Peace, Global Security Programme, University of Oxford (Research Associate; Project lead Annette Idler)

OX|BER Centre for Advanced Studies Cooperation Group "Transitions and Social Cohesion in Context of Multiple Crises“, Global Security Programe, University of Oxford and Intitute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Co-investigator; with Annette Idler, Sergio Costa and Jan Boesten)

Journal articles:

  • "Assembling Prevention: Technology, Expertise and Control in Post-War Guatemala”, Security Dialogue (forthcoming)
  • "The Frontier City: Contested Governance, Urban Insecurity, and Civic Resistance at the Colombia-Venezuela Border“, Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (forthcoming).

Book chapters:

  • "Men of Honour or Traitors of la Patria? Corruption in the Armed Forces in Latin America“ (with Carlos Solar). In: Carlos Solar (Ed.): Governing the Military: The Armed Forces and Democracy in Chile. Manchester: Manchester University Press (forthcoming).

Edited books and journal special issues:

Book manuscript:

  • “The Struggle over Security in Post-War Guatemala”.

Policy briefs and commentary:

Short essays:

Reviews:

  • Kampfplatz Stadt. Review of Sassen, Saskia, and Mary Kaldor (eds.) (2020): Cities at War. Global Insecurity and Urban Resistance. New York: Columbia University Press. Soziopolis – Gesellschaft beobachten (2020).