Dr Anna Kreikemeyer is a researcher at IFSH. Since 2023, she has been leading the project Local Peace in Central Eurasia. Peacebuilding in Customary Law and Patronal Contexts. Anna Kreikemeyer is the initiator of the international network Local Ordering and Peace, founded in 2020. With the Centre for Peace Studies, Tromsø and universities in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Ukraine, she also founded the Eurasia Peace Studies Exchange, funded by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (CICED). She received her PhD from the University of Hamburg on "Russia's Capacity for Peace," was a research associate at the German Society for Foreign Relations (DGAP), a Volkswagen Foundation scholarship holder in the postgraduate program "Eastern Europe" at the Free University of Berlin, and studied at the universities of Erlangen and Zurich.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Dr Anna Kreikemeyer's current research focuses on the post-liberal debate on the crisis of peacebuilding and on the perspectives of peace studies in Europe and Eurasia. She is particularly interested in local peace formation in non-Western context.  Among other things, she focuses on the hitherto little researched capacities of different local actors (elders, women, local NGOs, journalists et al.) to settle societal conflicts often without external support. Her research findings feed into the academic discourse on international interventions. At the same time, Anna Kreikemeyer seeks academic exchange with the Eurasian region.

Selected Publications

  • Kluczewska, Karolina, Anna Kreikemeyer. 2022.
    Beyond the Local Turn: Local Orderings and Ordering of International Organizations.
    Global Cooperation Research Papers 32. Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research. DOI: 10.14282/2198-0411-GCRP-32.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna. 2020.
    Local Ordering and Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan: What Can Customary Orders Achieve?.
    Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 14 (4): 501-517. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2020.1758425.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna. 2018.
    Hybridity revisited. Zum Stellenwert von Hybriditätsperspektiven in der Friedensforschung.
    Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 7 (2): 287-315. DOI: 10.5771/2192-1741-2018-2-287.
  • Berg, Andrea, Anna Kreikemeyer. 2006.
    Realities of Transformation. Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.
    Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 174. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Kreikemeyer, Anna, Andrei Zagorski. 1997.
    Rußlands Politik in bewaffneten Konflikten in der GUS. Zwischen Alleingang und kooperativem Engagement.
    Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden 110. Baden-Baden: Nomos.