Dr. Claus Bech Hansen
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- Mobility and migration
- Social and cultural change and adaption
- Growth, inequality and poverty
- Economic change and vulnerability
Claus Bech Hansen holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and, before joining ZEF, he held various postdocs and visiting assistant professor positions at the Humboldt University, Central European University and Bogazici University. Having specialized on East European/Eurasian history and politics in the 20th and 21st centuries, Claus’ work focuses on modern nation- and state-building, regime change and power relations, thus contributing to research on the Soviet Union and post-Soviet regimes, comparative and transnational history, totalitarian and authoritarian states as well as on Islam and Muslim culture in the Soviet Union and CIS-region.
More recently Claus has expanded his work to include research on EU foreign policy, drug and human trafficking, organised crime as well as political and armed conflicts in the CIS-region and southern Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran). As part of the Crossroads Asia project, Claus will work on synthesizing and theorizing the project results in Crossroads Asia’s final phase.