Clara Schmitz-Pranghe

Function: Researcher
Phone: +49 228 911 96-78
E-Mail: clara.schmitz-pranghe(at)

Key expertise

Forced migration, non-state armed actors.

(Academic) education / CV:

Diploma in Regional Sciences of Latin America (2006)

Clara graduated in Regional Sciences of Latin America, a course of studies which combines political science, economics, Ibero–American history and Spanish. In her thesis, she examined the structural change of violence in the post-conflict context of Central America analyzing Central American youth gangs. At BICC, her research focuses on the nexus between conflict and migration and the role of diaspora organizations in peace processes. Currently, she conducts research on return and reintegration as well as on local integration of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

She has conducted field research in Peru, Germany and Thailand and Uganda (summer 2017).

Recent Publications:

List of publications (pdf)