Ulf Engel (SFB 1199 & Leipzig U)

Publication Date

May 2018


Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg






Dialektik des Globalen – Kernbegriffe 1


Regions have played a diverse part in the sovereignty strategies of specific national actors since the early 19th century. Since the end of the Cold War, they have become a preferred frame of reference in responding to current globalization processes – especially in the global South. This monograph introduces the reader to the often-fragmented interdisciplinary knowledge base on topics of regionality, including associated projects.

Biographical Note

Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (SFB 1199 & Institute of African Studies, Leipzig University, Germany)
Trained as a political scientist, Ulf Engel is a professor at the Institute of African Studies in Leipzig. He is the director of the DFG-funded PhD Research Training Programme (GK 1261): “Critical Junctures of Globalization” (2006–2016), the co-director of the DFG Priority Programme (SPP 1448): “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa” (2011–2017), and the director of the Integrated Research Training Group of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199): “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”. Engel is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), a professor extraordinary in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, and a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS, South Africa).

Image source: De Gruyter, Link (10 July 2018)