HS-Prof. Dr. Gunnar Stange

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Department of Geography and Regional Research
Universitätsstraße 7/5
1010 Vienna

Hours:  please register by e-mail (not during the semester breaks)

Email: gunnar.stange@univie.ac.at


My fields of work and interest lie in the areas of peace and conflict research as well as development research. In particular, I am interested in the dynamics that transform armed conflicts into procedural conflicts and the processes by which competing groups of actors organise access to resources, which is often contentious. I am currently designing a research project in insular Southeast Asia that looks at the effects of internal refugee movements on local use of and access to resources in a comparative regional perspective. I am pursuing a qualitative, actor-centred research approach that methodologically follows participant observation during extended field research visits. Equally, it is important for me to conduct socially relevant research and make its findings accessible to both the actors I research and the non-university public. I studied languages, economics and cultural area studies with a focus on Southeast Asia at the University of Passau and completed my doctorate at the Institute of Ethnology at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Research interests

Conceptual: anthropological conflict theory, development theories

Thematic: peace and conflict studies, flight and displacement, identity politics

Regional: insular Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia


What do we know about Forced Migration in Southeast Asia?

Gunnar Stange
5. Jahrestagung zur Migrations- und Integrationsforschung in Österreich
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
.12.2018 - .12.2018

Die Umsetzung lokaler religiöser Verordnungen und ihre Bedeutung für die indonesische Demokratie

Gunnar Stange
20 Jahre Demokratie in Indonesien: Pluralismus, Entwicklung und Gerechtigkeit?
Seminar/Workshop, Talk or oral contribution
13.10.2018 - 13.10.2018

The European "refugee crisis" in Austria and Germany

Gunnar Stange
17th conference of the International Association of the Study of Forced Migration
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
.7.2018 - .7.2018

Zahlenlos glücklich? - "Livelihood pathways" und Umsiedelungsmodi in Sidoarjo, Java, Indonesien

Gunnar Stange
Die Macht der Zahlen – Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der AKs "Bevölkerungsgeographie" und "Geographische Migrationsforschung"
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
.5.2018 - .5.2018

Inter-cultural Communication in International Organizations

Gunnar Stange
Cross Cultural Communication and Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice
Seminar/Workshop, Talk or oral contribution
.4.2018 - .4.2018