Dr. Heidrun Bohnet
Phone: +49 228 911 96-70
Forced migration (refugees and IDPs), conflict research, international relations, quantitative and qualitative research methods.
(Academic) education / CV:
PhD 2015 in Political Science
Heidrun holds an MA in Political Science and Management from the University of Konstanz, as well as a Master degree in Spanish, History and English from the University of Hamburg, Germany, with longer stays at the UNAM in Mexico City and Science Po Paris. She wrote her Master thesis on labour migration in the European Union. Heidrun has since deepened her research extensively on forced migration and conflict. In her PhD thesis, she investigated the relationship between the location of refugees and the occurrence of refugee-related violence. Heidrun has previously worked in several international research projects in which she has led and been involved in various data collection projects on the location of refugees, refugee-related security events, ethnicity of refugees and the geo-coding of conflict-induced IDPs.
She has also worked with UNHCR Addis Ababa and IOM in New York. Currently, she analyzes protracted refugee and IDP situations within the framework of a BMZ funded research project. The focus is on the return and local (re)-integration of refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as their role in peace processes. Heidrun has conducted field research in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Jordan and Turkey.
- Heidrun Bohnet, Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan, 2016
- Heidrun Bohnet, Fabien Cottier, Simon Hug, Conflict-induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict, 2016
- Heidrun Bohnet, Die Rückkehr von Flüchtlingen und Binnenvertriebenen im Südsudan: ein Risiko für den fragilen Frieden?, 2016
- Heidrun Bohnet, Return To Violent Conflict? Challenges of Sustainable Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons to and within South Sudan, 2016
- Heidrun Bohnet, Katja Mielke, Markus Rudolf, Conrad Schetter, Ruth Vollmer, Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes, 2015
- Seraina Rüegger, Heidrun Bohnet, The Ethnicity of Refugees (ER): A new dataset for understanding flight patterns, 2015
- Heidrun Bohnet, Markus Rudolf, Voluntary Return of Refugees: Chances for Peace and Sustainable Development?, 2015
- Seraina Rüegger, Heidrun Bohnet, Explaining the Need for Sub-National Refugee Data, 2015