Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Head of Department ‘Social Sciences’, ZMT, Bremen, Germany

  • Since 2015
    Head of Working Group ‘Development and Knowledge Sociology’, ZMT, Bremen, Germany

  • Since 2015
    Full Professor ‘Social Sciences in the marine Tropics’, University of Bremen, Institute of Sociology, germany

  • Since 2015
    Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2014 – 2015
    Director and Professor, Dept. of Polictical and Cultural Change, ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2012 – 2014
    Scientific Coordinator of BMBF-Competence Network 'Crossroads Asia'

  • 2008 – 2011
    Scientific Coordinator (Social Sciences) of BMBF-project "Land and Water Ressources Management, Uzbekistan"

  • 2006 – 2014
    Senior Researcher, coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group "South- and Central Asian Studies", ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany

Selected publications

  • Mielke, Katja & Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Eds.) (2017): Area Studies at the Crossroads: Knowledge Production after the Mobility Turn. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Hornidge, Anna-Katharina, Anastasiya Shtaltovna & Conrad Schetter (Eds.) (2016): Agricultural Knowledge and Knowledge Systems in Post-Soviet Societies. Bern: Peter Lang.

  • van Assche, Kristof & Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2015): “Rural Development. Knowledge and Expertise in Governance.” Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

  • Feuer, Hart & Anna-Katharina Hornidge (2015): Higher Education Cooperation in ASEAN: Building Towards Integration or Manufacturing Consent? In: Comparative Education, 51 (3), pp. 327-352.

  • Hornidge, Anna-Katharina. (2014): “Wissensdiskurse: Normativ, Faktisch, Hegemonial”, Soziale Welt, 65, pp. 7-24.

    Hornidge, Anna-Katharina, Lisa Oberkircher & Anisiya Kudryavtseva (2013): Boundary Manage-ment and the Discursive Sphere – Negotiating ‘Realities’ in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. In: Geoforum, 45, pp. 266–274.

  • Hornidge, Anna-Katharina & Christoph Antweiler (Eds.) (2012): Environmental Uncertainty and Local Knowledge. Southeast Asia as a Laboratory of Global Ecological Change. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

  • Hornidge, Anna-Katharina (2011): ‘Creative Industries’ – Economic Program and Boundary Con-cept. In: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 42 (2), pp. 253-279.

  • Hornidge, Anna-Katharina (2010): An Uncertain Future – Singapore’s Search for a New Focal Point of Collective Identity and its Drive towards ‘Knowledge Society’. In: Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 38 (5), pp. 785-818.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • EU COST Action: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Chalenges, Options and the Role of Science (main proposer, 58 secondary proposer throughout EU), 2016 – 2020

  • DFG-SPP 1889, Project: Epistemic Mobilities and the Governance of Envi-ronmental Risks in Island Southeast Asia (together with Prof. Dr. Michael Flit-ner), 2016 – 2019

  • Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Crises’ (Crises in a globalized World) Subproject: Environmental Crisis Management in Megacities: The Case of Manila (together with Dr. Wolfram Birmili and Dr. Gérard Hutter), 2015 – 2017

  • BMBF ‘Crossroads Asia’ (second phase) (together with Prof. Dr. Ingeorg Bal-dauf, Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Soekefeld, Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter, PD Dr. Dietrich Reetz), 2014 – 2016

  • Robert Bosch Foundation, Project: Establishing a Global Right Livelihood College Network (together with Dr. Till Stellmacher), 2015 – 2018

  • Open Society Foundation, Project: Comparative study of cotton agriculture in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (together with Dr. Anastasiya Shtaltovna), 2013 – 2014

  • BMBF „Crossroads Asia“ (first Phase)(took on Scientific Pro-ject Coordination 08/2012), 2011 – 2014

  • BMBF „Improving food security in Africa through increased system productivity of biomass-based value webs (BiomassWeb)“, 7.519.320 EUR; Responsible for Subproject „Follow the Innovation: Collective learning, change adaptation and transition management“, 361.720 EUR & (tog. with Dr. Till Stellmacher) „Family farms: Reducing food insecurity among family farming households by improved biomassbased value webs: potentials and limitations“, 2012 – 2018

  • Thyssen-Foundation, Project: Contested Knowledge: Opportunities and Risks of Educational Development in Post-Conflict Situations (together with Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter & Dr. Judith Ehlert), 2012 – 2013

  • BMBF, Project: Forschungsverbund Epistemische Kulturen und Innovations-diffusion im post-sowjetischen Kaukasus und Zentralasien (together with Prof. Dr. Conrad Schetter), 2011 – 2014

  • BMBF „Restructuring Land and Water Use in Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan“, 11.986.000 EUR; Scientifically & Financially Responsible for Social Science Parts, 2008 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Spokesperson of the DFG project 'Epistemic Mobilities and the Governance of Risks in Island Southeast Asia', since 2016

  • Chair of the EU COST Action 'Ocean Governance for Sustainability. Options, Challenges & the Role of Science', since 2016

  • Member of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM), since 2015

  • ZMT representative in the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Crises', since 2015

  • Speaker (1 of 3) of focal area ‘Power Differences’ in collaborative research project ‘Worlds of Contradiction’, University of Bremen, since 2015

  • Executive Board Member, Crossroads Asia, since 2012

  • Executive Board Member, Crossroads Asia, 2012 – 2016

  • Board of Bonn Asia Center (BAZ), University of Bonn, 2012 – 2015

Media coverage

  • Zefbonn, Interview Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge – Crossroads Asia Conference on "Area Studies' Futures" Video

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, 3 children (2005, 2008 & 2013)


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