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Dr. Sebastian Huhn

Osnabrück University

Modern History/ IMIS
Seminarstraße 19 a/b
Room 03/226a
49069 Osnabrück
Tel. +49 541 969 4233
sebastian.huhn [ at ] uos.de

Dr. Sebastian Huhn

Profil ・ Forschung ・ Publikationen ・ LehreVorträgeenglish


Historian and Political Scientist

Senior Researcher at the Department for Modern History

Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

Costa Rica Center

Current research project (German Research Foundation): Negotiating Resettlement.

After studying history and political science at the University of Hannover, Germany and the Universidad de Costa Rica, I worked as a research assistant at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg between 2006 and 2010. In 2011 I received a PhD from the University of Hamburg (summa cum laude). Between 2011 and 2015 I worked as a senior researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at Bielefeld University, Germany. In 2016 I joined the Department of History (Modern History and Historical Migration Research) and the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the Osnabrück University.

Areas of research

Contemporary history; historical migration research; global history of migration; migration and violence; crime, violence and public safety; violence in the Global South; history of urban violence; discourses about the social order, national identity and images of history; youth culture, youth gangs and youth violence.


selected publications


list of courses


Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF).

Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Netzwerk Displaced Persons-Forschung.

Costa Rica Center,  Osnabrück University.

2018: Program Committee member/ Track Chair „Violence and (In-)security”, Latin American Studies Association, Annual Conference, Barcelona, 23-26. Mai.

2014-2016: Editorial Board of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence.

2014-2015: Board member of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG)at Bielefeld University.

2006-2009: Editor of the GIGA Focus Lateinamerika.

Third Party Funded Projects and Research Grants

2020-2023             research project funded by the German Research Foundation (project page)

2020-2022             research project funded by Pro*Niedersachsen [with Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass]

2018                      DAAD travel grant

2016                      DAAD travel grant

2015                      DAAD travel grant

2013                      Bielefelder Nachwuchsfond travel grant              

2012-2015             Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, project (with W. Heitmeyer &   B. Wilke)  

2012                      Fritz-Thyssen Foundation, conference grant (with Hannes Warnecke)          

2012                      DAAD travel grant

2011                      GIGA, publication grant 

2011                      Hamburg University, publication grant   

2010                      DAAD, grant for field research and visiting scholarship,  UCR, Costa Rica          

2010                      DAAD travel grant

2009                      DAAD travel grant

Adisory and Peer Reviews

Bertelsmann Transformation Index, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Cuadernos Intercambio, Democratization, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), German Foundation for Peace Research, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Logos: Revista de Lingüística, Filosofía y Literatura, Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Small Arms Survey, Geneva, Switzerland, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.