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


The Risk of Eviction. Vulnerability and coping strategies of evicted people in Jakarta, Indonesia

Gunnar Stange , Larissa Schad
7. Österreichische Entwicklungstagung
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
17.11.2017 - 17.11.2017

What Do We Know about Forced Migration in Southeast Asia

Gunnar Stange
9th EUROSEAS Conference
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
18.8.2017 - 18.8.2017

Vigilantism and the State in Southeast Asia

Gunnar Stange
9th EUROSEAS Conference
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
16.8.2017 - 16.8.2017

Das Gesetz über die Regierungsführung Acehs in der politischen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Debatte

Gunnar Stange
Peu Haba, Aceh? Apa Kabar Indonesia?
Panel discussion, round table, Talk or oral contribution
1.8.2017 - 1.8.2017

When Rebels Rule - Political Transformation and Identity Politics in Aceh, Indonesia

Gunnar Stange
Passau Research Colloquium on Southeast Asia
Lecture series, colloquium, Talk or oral contribution
25.1.2017 - 25.1.2017