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Reinhart Kössler

Professor in Political Science, University of Freiburg

Retired, last position up to 2015: Director, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg (now associate researcher); also 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).


  • –present
    Professor in Political Science, Freiburg University


  • 1978 
    University of Münster, Doctorate in Sociology