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Dr. Esther Meininghaus

Esther Meininghaus is a political anthropologist researching negotiations of power with particular emphasis on Syria. In her work, she focuses on peace processes and resistance, humanitarian aid, displacement and disappearances in autocracies. She is a senior researcher at BICC, which is an independent peace and conflict research institute in Germany. With a background in Middle Eastern Studies, she completed her MA at University of Bonn (2007) and her PhD at the University of Manchester (2013). She also teaches at the University of Bonn.

Doctorate, University of Manchester
Current or most recent Employer

Senior Researcher

Time in Post - 4

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic,

Disciplinary or professional background

Anthropology, Political science


Arabic (Spoken), English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), French (Spoken), French (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *German

Contact Info


Ermlandstrasse 20
Social Media

Esther Meininghaus (Twitter)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 12 years )

Public Policy ( 12 years )

Humanitarianism & emergency relief ( 5 years )

Conflict & Security ( 12 years )

Work relates to groups

Refugees ( 5 years )

displaced ( 5 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy


Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs