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Markus Hoehne

Affiliated Senior Researcher


Markus Hoehne is a scholar with extensive fieldwork experience from Nairobi, Kenya and northern Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland). He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. He has worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle and as an independent consultant, working among others, for the National Defense University in Washington, the World Bank, DFID, and ILPI.

Hoehne has published extensively on Somalia and the Horn of Africa and is the guest-editor of a special issue on “The effects of ‘statelessness’: Dynamics of Somali politics, economy and society since 1991” (2013, in Journal of Eastern African Studies), co-editor of “Borders and borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa” (2010) and “Milk and peace, drought and war: Somali culture, society and politics (Essays in honour of I.M. Lewis)” (2010) and the author of “Somalia zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Strategien der friedlichen Konfliktaustragung auf internationaler und lokaler Ebene” (2002). Hoehne currently serves as a Senior Advisor/ Research Professor for ILPI Centre for African Studies.

Focus Areas

  • Conflict
  • Identity
  • State Formation
  • Violence
  • Trauma
  • Transitional Justice
  • Diaspora and Transnationalism
  • Borders and Borderlands

Countries & Regions

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Horn of Africa


  • German
  • English
  • Somali
  • Basic French
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