About the Authors

Dr. Felix Schulte

Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University



Felix Schulte received his BA from Cath. University Eichstätt and Linköpings University (Sweden), where he studied Political Science, Sociology and History (2008-2011), his MA in Political Science from Heidelberg University in 2014 and his doctorate in 2019.

His research interests include quantitative and qualitative conflict research, ethnic conflicts, minority issues and post-conflict institutional engineering. In his book, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020, he presents a novel theory to explain the consolidation outcomes of post-conflict autonomy arrangements.

Felix was a guest researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute (Finland) and the Institute for Minority Rights at EURAC Bolzano (Italy). Since 2016, Felix has been associate lecturer and later lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University. For further information see www.felix-schulte.de

Dr. Christoph Trinn

Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University

Christoph Trinn studied history and philosophy in London and political science, comparative religion, public law, and English linguistics in Heidelberg. He received his Magister Artium (M.A.) from Heidelberg University in 2007 and his doctorate in 2014.

Since September 2008 Christoph has been associate lecturer and later lecturer at the Institute of Political Science. In 2007 and 2008 he was a postgraduate researcher in a project on „Culture and Conflict in Global Perspective: The Cultural Dimensions of Political Conflicts, 1945-2007“ in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation. From 2015 to 2018 he was principal investigator of the project „Diffusion, Learning, and Cooperation in Managing Transnational Conflicts“ in the „International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes“ (IDCAR) network of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the Leibniz Association. The first half-year 2019 he spent as scholar in residence at the University of Notre Dame du Lac in South Bend, Indiana (USA) and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Christoph’s main research interests are quantitative and qualitative conflict research – especially cultural conflicts, autonomy arrangements, transformation conflicts, diffusion processes, escalation dynamics, and conflict forecasting – as well as systems theory and complexity science. His regional focus is on South, East, and Southeast Asia.


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