Jan Koehler is researcher with focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and the Caucasus region. He received his first degree from the Freie Universität Berlin in Social Anthropology and did his PhD in Political Science on institution centred conflict research.
The emphasis of his academic research is on the impact of interventions on local patterns and dynamics of social order, subnational governance and conflicts. As part of a group of researchers Jan developed systematic mixed method research designs, combining more inductive qualitative case-studies with deductive quantitative hypothesis-driven approaches.
Jan is also a founding member of the research-oriented consultancy company Analysis Research Consultancy (ARC) in Berlin.
In addition to research activities, consultancies and teaching Jan has been engaged in photography as part of his ethnographic work and travels.