Assistant Professorship for International Politics and Conflict Studies

Group image politics and conflict studies


We are showing the film: Gaza, Mon Amour (2020), a film "that stands for a genre that doesn't really exist: normal Palestinian arthouse cinema" (FAZ, 24.7.2021). The film uses a romantic comedy to explore everyday life in Gaza City in 2020.


Skills Hub

"First of all, I have to talk about the tremendous symbolic power and emotional impact of this trial, which is attracting people's attention across the world (...)"

In view of the current situation, you will find here a small collection of various educational materials on the Middle East conflict.


Sophia Hoffmann in an interview with KATAPULT

KATAPULT Interview Podcast
KATAPULT Interview Link to the Podcast

Sophia Hoffmann in the show KiKa Aktuell

KiKa show
KiKa Aktuell Link to video
Scholars from the University of Erfurt take over the editorship of the "European Journal of International Relations".

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kessler, Professor of International Relations, will hold the position of Editor-in-Chief. He is supported in the editorial work by Dr. Zeynep Gülşah Çapan, Visiting Scholar, and Prof. Dr. Sophia Hoffmann, Junior Professor of International Politics and Conflict Studies. Furthermore, the Norwegian political scientist Halvard Leira and the Belgian political scientist Jorg Kustermans are part of the editorial board. The Editorial Board now also includes Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau and Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling, both from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. Madeleine Böhm, a staff member at the Chair of International Relations, supports the journal in social media. 

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