Welcome to the chair of Political Geography
Our teaching is mainly in the area of political geography and we offer different types of classes in all degree programmes in Geography available in Bayreuth.
Current research is focused on the local dimensions of armed political conflicts, the political geographies of climate change and the political ecology of moblity and immobility. Our regional focus is West and Central Africa.
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