Dr. Flora Ferati-Sachsenmaier

Flora Ferati-Sachsenmaier received her doctoral degree from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in 2015. In her doctoral thesis, she investigated the roles of reconciliation agents in promoting interethnic reconciliation processes in postwar Kosovo, with specific focus on the ties of these actors to transnational forces.

Ms Ferati-Sachsenmaier joined the Institute of Sociology as a lecturer (wiss. Mitarbeiterin) in October 2015. In addition to her current position at the Institute of Sociology, she holds the position of a guest fellow at the Max Planck for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen.

Flora holds a master’s degree in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Her research interests include:

• postwar reconciliation processes
• peacebuilding in politically contested territories
• global civil society
• Western Balkans

Student Supervision:


Master Students

• Sjurdur Djurhurs, “Democracy Promotion through the Lens of Governmentality: The EU and Civil Society in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo,” Master Thesis, Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts in Euroculture, Uppsala Universitet and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

• Jules Striffler, Master Thesis, Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts in Euroculture, Université de Strasbourg and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.