Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh-Steckelberg


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4185 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-4118 (fax)


Research Area

Comparative democratization, formal and informal institutions, political role of constitutional jurisdictions, political parties/party systems/elections

Geographical Area

Francophone West Africa, Rwanda


Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Kisakye, Diana

Judges as agents of regional integration: A relational analysis of judicial networks in African regional courts

Saibu, Ghadafi

Political Parties, Violent Youth and Electoral Insecurity

Agbele, Fortune

To Vote or Not to Vote: Understanding the Ghanaian Voter

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Bonkat, Lohna

Surviving in a Conflict Environment: Market Women and Changing Socioeconomic Relations in Jos, Nigeria - 2001–2010

Woldegiorgis, Emnet

Regionalization of Higher Education in Africa and the Operationalization of the African Union Higher Education Harmonization Strategy

Academic Vita

since April 2015

Juniorprofessorship (Assistant Professor) for Political Science: African Politics and Development Policy, Department of Sociology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2006 - 2015

Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs, Hamburg, Germany

since 2006

Guest Lecturer at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Benin), Heidelberg University (Germany) and Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany)


Doctoral Thesis (PhD) in Political Science defended at the Universität Hamburg, Germany


Magister Artium in Political Science, International and National Public Law and South Asian Politics, Heidelberg University, Germany

2003 - 2004

Post-graduate studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France


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