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Prof. Dr. Martin Doevenspeck

Professor of Political Geography

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences

  • Migration
  • Society-Environment Relations
  • Risk and Conflict


University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30, GEO II, Room: 004
​D-95447 Bayreuth

Phone: + 49 921 55-2273


Professional Background


W3 professorship offered at Hannover (declined)

Since 2012

Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth

Since 2012

Professor of Political Geography in the Geographical Institute of the University of Bayreuth

Since 2012

Vice Dean of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth


Substitute Professor of Cultural Geography at the Geographical Institute, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2005 – 2011

Teaching and research assistant (wissenschaftlicher Assistent), Chair of Population and Social Geography, University of Bayreuth

2004 – 2005

Post-doc at the Geographical Institute, University of Bonn, sub-project leader in the GLOWA programme IMPETUS funded by BMBF


PhD thesis entitled “Migration in rural Benin – Studies in social geography at an African border”, University of Bayreuth

2000 – 2004

University of Bonn, member of staff (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) of the Geographical Institute, University of Bonn

1998 – 2006

Tutor for Côte d’Ivoire and Benin at InWEnt training centre for development cooperation in Bad Honnef

1998 – 2000

Worked for GeoMedia consultants in Bonn


“Diplom” in Geography from the University of Bonn

Presentations (selection, from 2006)


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