Christiane Fröhlich researches human mobility within and from the Global South at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. She holds a PhD from the Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University and a Master of Peace and Security Studies from the IFSH. She studied English language, literature and culture as well as contemporary history, and psychology at the University of Hamburg and the University of Warwick, where she earned an MA.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Christiane Fröhlich is particularly interested in understandings of migration and mobility in different socio-political contexts and the interactions between people on the move and actors trying to control such movement. She approaches the resulting research questions from a critical, post-/decolonial perspective. Her regional focus is mainly on the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, Turkey), where she has conducted extensive field research. She is also engaged in cross-regional comparative projects, including the EU-funded consortium “Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (MAGYC)”, in which she leads a work package on “Comparing Crises. Lessons from «migration crises» in North Africa, the Middle East and the Greater Horn of Africa”.

Selected Publications

  • Baldwin, Andrew, Christiane Fröhlich, Delf Rothe. 2019.
    From climate migration to anthropocene mobilities: shifting the debate.
    Mobilities 14 (3): 289-297. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1620510.
  • Selby, Jan, Omar S. Dahi, Christiane Fröhlich, Mike Hulme. 2017.
    Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited.
    Political Geography 60: 232–244. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.05.007.
  • Bank, André, Christiane Fröhlich, Andrea Schneiker. 2017.
    The Political Dynamics of Human Mobility: Migration out of, as and into Violence.
    Global Policy 8 (S1): 12-18. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12384.
  • Fröhlich, Christiane. 2016.
    Climate migrants as protestors? Dispelling misconceptions about global environmental change in pre-revolutionary Syria.
    Contemporary Levant 1 (1): 38-50. DOI: 10.1080/20581831.2016.1149355.
  • Brzoska, Michael, Christiane Fröhlich. 2016.
    Climate change, migration and violent conflict: vulnerabilities, pathways and adaptation strategies.
    Migration and Development 5 (2): 190-210. DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2015.1022973.