Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs

principal investigator

Claudia Derichs, PhD is professor of Transregional Southeast Asian Studies at HU Berlin, Germany. She has studied Japanese and Arabic in Bonn, Tokyo and Cairo and holds a PhD in Japanology (1994). She is a member of various editorial boards, advisory boards, selection and evaluation committees, and was awarded a Heisenberg scholarship by the German Science Foundation. Her research covers relations between Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She specializes in critical knowledge production and works towards new orientations in Area Studies.

Research Interests
(South-)East Asia; Middle East & North Africa (MENA); Knowledge Production; New Area Studies; Transregional Studies

More About Their Research

Selected Publications

  • Derichs, Claudia. 2018. Transnationale Verbindungen und Herausforderungen für die Sozial- und Regionalwissenschaften. In Jenseits etablierter Meta-Geografien. Der Nahe Osten und Nordafrika in transregionaler Perspektive, edited by Steffen Wippel and Andrea Fischer-Tahir, 57-69. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Derichs, Claudia. 2017. Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Derichs, Claudia. 2015. Shifting Epistemologies in Area Studies: From Space to Scale; in: Middle East – Topics & Arguments 4: 29-36 [online]


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