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


Moderation: Panel 1 – Violent events and the Indonesian Communist Party 1926-1965

Gunnar Stange
Reconciling Indonesian History with 1965: Facts, Rumours and Stigma
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
10.11.2016 - 10.11.2016

Human Right in Post-comflict Aceh, Indonesia

Gunnar Stange
Talk or oral contribution
2.2.2016 - 2.2.2016

When Rebels Rule - Political Transformation and Identity Politics in Aceh, Indonesia, 2005-2012

Gunnar Stange
Talk or oral contribution
1.2.2016 - 1.2.2016

A Not So Civil Civil Society Organisation - The Case of the Aceh Transition Committee (KPA) in Aceh, Indonesia

Gunnar Stange
8th EuroSEAS Conference
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
11.8.2015 - 14.8.2015

'We are Aceh' - Are you? Post-conflict elections and inter-ethnic relations in Aceh, Indonesia

Gunnar Stange
Kolloquium des Interdisziplinären Zentrums für Ostasienstudien (IZO)
Lecture series, colloquium, Talk or oral contribution
19.11.2013 - 19.11.2013