Druckansicht der Internetadresse:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Chair for Sociology of Africa - Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke

Print page

Welcome to the Chair for Sociology of Africa

The Sociology of Africa chair group engages in internationally renowned research and teaching that centres on two themes: the International Political Sociology of Africa, and Peace and Conflict Studies/Critical Security Studies.

Dear students

Under the Link "Study Sociology of Africa in times of Corona" you will find most important regulations and online resources for your choice of study.

Urgent information:

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the members of Chair  Sociology of Africa are working from home until further notice. We are reachable though: the secretariat by phone and email as usual; all other staff via email. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

For up-to-date information on the implications of Covid-19 for teaching and research at the university, please refer to Romina Hazzard


  • Contributes to the development of International Political Sociology and the interdisciplinary focus on Africa in Bayreuth
  • At the interface of the Department of Sociology and of African Studies; participates in the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple.
  • Transdisciplinary work bridges International Political Sociology, International Relations, and political science with new theoretical, conceptual and methodological innovations.
  • Our International Political Sociology and Africa-specific expertise enriches the University of Bayreuth's interdisciplinary study programs (BA and MA Culture and Society of Africa, BA-Track and MA Sociology, MA Development Studies, BA Internationale Wirtschaft und Entwicklung, and MA Global History, among others).
  • Networking and cooperation with African colleagues and institutions includes a European Research Council (ERC) project with colleagues in Brazil, China, Mozambique and Tanzania.
  • Regional networking is linked to previous research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, and South Africa.

Core themes:

The International Political Sociology of Africa

Peace and Conflict Studies/Critical Security Studies

Most Recent Publications

Webmaster: Univ.Prof.Dr. Jana Hönke

Facebook Twitter Youtube-Kanal Instagram Blog Contact