Reinhart Kössler

Professor in Political Science, Freiburg University

Retired, last position up to 2015: Director, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg (now associate researcher); also Visiting Professor & Research Associate, Institute of Reconciliation & Social Justice, The University of the Free State, South Africa, Associated Visiting Professor, Sociology, University of Education Freiburg
Interests: Critique of Development, postcolonial state, Southern Africa, memory politics, social theory
Recent books include Namibia and Germany. Negotiating the Past (2015), Genocide - which consequences. German-Namibian memory politics (2017, with Henning Melber; in German), Concerning the Realm of Freedom. Perspectives on Karl Marx (forthcoming, with Hanns Wienold, in German)


  • –present
    Professor in Political Science, Freiburg University


  • 1978 
    University of Münster, Doctorate in Sociology