Social Sciences


Long Term Guest Professor

PD Dr. Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu

DAAD Long Term Guest Professor,

National Institute of Pakistan Studies/Quaid-i-Azam University

Islamabad 45320, Pakistan


Speaking hours: Wednesday, 9am – 10am, NIPS office

The speaking hours are not only for those participating in the classes. All students (also from outside QAU) who have questions on their thesis’ research design or need counselling for a DAAD scholarship application are welcomed. Please contact Hafsa Ali ( for registration.


Curriculum Vitae

Since November 2011, Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu, PhD, has been the DAAD Long Term Guest Professor (Langzeitdozentin) at   Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, where she is engaged in teaching and research cooperations at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, the School of Politics and International Relations and at the Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies. The focus of the this position is on theories and research methodologies of social sciences for which a number of seminars, lecture series, training workshops and conferences have been organized apart from teaching and research related to questions and issues of political science in addition to the supervision of MPhil and PhD theses at NIPS. 

In late 2010, she received her venia legendi (professorship exam / postdoctoral qualification) for political science with a thesis on Women and Politics in South and Southeast Asia and a viva lecture on Military and Religious Actors in Democratization Processes from the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany. In 2003, she received her PhD from the University of Erfurt, Germany, with a thesis on Coping with the Past through the Opening of Political Police Files in Germany and Portugal

In previous years, she worked as research fellow and lecturer at the Chair for Comparative Politics and International Development Studies, Institute of Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg; at the Institute of Social Science, University of Hildesheim; Institute of East Asian Studies / Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen; and as a lecturer at the University of Cologne, Germany. In 2010/11 she was acting professor of political science at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, and in 2007 visiting professor at the University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, and in 2006 at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellon, Spain. She is a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra in Portugal.

2012 onwards, PD Dr. Fleschenberg participated in different selection committees in Islamabad, Lahore and Kabul for scholarship applicants for Germany. These encompassed the HEC-scholarships for Germany, the DAAD "Good Governance and Public Policy” Program for Master students and DAAD PhD-scholarships.    


Research Cooperations 

At the various universities she participated in a number of research cooperations, among others on Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia (2003-2006, Universities of Duisburg-Essen and Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Social Protection and Turkish Migrant Communities in Australia and Germany (2008-2010, University of Hildesheim, Germany, and Monash University, Melbourne / Australia), Intervention Policies and Strategies in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012, University of Marburg, Germany, and Coimbra University, Portugal). 

Currently, she is co-organizer of the research cooperation on Ideas, Issues and Questions of Nation-Building in Pakistan (2012-2014, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, with funding from Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Germany). In the academic year 2012/2013, the focus lay on the identity aspect of nation-building. In 2013/2014, the project will focus on the nexus of governance and nation-building. 
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Moreover, PD Dr Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu conducts the trilateral research cooperation Peaceful Change and Violent Conflict together with PD Dr. Jochen Hippler (Institute of Development and Peace / University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany). The profect is funded under the DAAD scheme Hochschuldialog mit der islamischen Welt. Regularly, summer schools with students from Germany, Iran, Marocco and Pakistan are held.
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Areas of Expertise 

Her research areas are comparative politics, democratization and peace and conflict studies with a particular focus on South and Southeast Asia, gender and politics, state and institution-building, transitional justice issues, on which she has contributed numerous publications, international guest lectures and conference participations.  


Selected Recent Publications 

  • Afghanistan 's Transition in the Making. Perceptions and Policy Strategies of Women Parliamentarians, Berlin: HBS 2012
  • Women in Asian Politics – A Springboard for Gender Democracy? , co-edited with Claudia Derichs, Zürich / Singapore 2011
  • Women in Asian Local Politics – A Springboard for Gender Democracy? , co-edited with Claudia Derichs, in: ASIEN Autumn/2010
  • Women in National Politics in Asia – A Springboard for Gender Democracy? , co-edited with Claudia Derichs and Cecilia Ng, in: Gender, Technology and Development (Sage) Autumn 2010
  • Afghanistan ’s Parliament in the Making . Gendered Understandings and Practices of Politics in a Transitional Country, 2nd edition, Berlin 2011
  • The Gender Face of Asian Politics , co-edited with Aazar Ayaz, Oxford et al. 2009
  • Goddesses, Heroes, Sacrifices. Female Political Power in Asia , co-edited with Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam, Zürich et al. 2008.  


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