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Steering Committee


The Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies is managed by its Steering Committee which is made up of:

  • the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies Spokesperson;
  • the three Deputy Spokespersons;
  • the Managing Director;
  • the Equal Opportunity Representative;
  • one Representative of each Research Area;
  • one Cluster Professor;
  • one Research Group Leader Representative;
  • and one PhD student Representative.

    The steering committee manages the affairs of the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies and is responsible for the design and implementation of the research program as well as the budgetary and personnel decisions made by the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies.

    It meets at least four times a year.


    Members of the Steering Committee

    Stephan Conermann  Prof. Dr. Stephan Conermann
     Professor for Islamic Studies
    BCDSS Speaker
    Maroin Gymnich  Prof. Dr. Marion Gymnich
     Professor for English Literature
     and Culture
    BCDSS Co-Speaker
    Karoline Noack  Prof. Dr. Karoline Noack
     Professor for Anthropology of the
     Americas and Director of the Ancient
     America Collection Bonn
    BCDSS Co-Speaker
    Konrad Vössing  Prof. Dr. Konrad Vössing
     Professor for Ancient History
    BCDSS Co-Speaker
    Jeannine Bischoff  Jeannine Bischoff
    BCDSS Managing Director
    Sarah Dusend  Sarah Dusend
     Head of Research and Study
     BCDSS Equal Opportunity
    Christoph Witzenrath  Prof. Dr. Christoph Witzenrath
     Professor for History
    BCDSS Cluster Professor
     Sinah Kloss  Dr. Sinah Kloß
     Researcher and
     Research Group Leader
     Postdoctoral Representative
     (including Research Group Leaders and
     all other BCDSS employees with a PhD
     who are not a professor)
     Jutta Wimmler  Dr. Jutta Wimmler
     Researcher and
     Research Group Leader
     Research Area A Representative
     Nikolai Grube  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nicolai Grube
     Professor for Ancient American Studies
     and Ethnology
    Research Area B Representative
     Martin Schermaier  Prof. Dr. Martin Schermaier
     Professor for Roman Law and
     Comparative Legal History
    Research Area C Representative
    Martin Aust  Prof. Dr. Martin Aust
     Professor for Eastern European
    Research Area D Representative
     Laurie Venters  Laurie Venters
     Doctoral Candidate
    Research Area E Representative
     Danitza L. Márquez Ramírez  Danitza L. Márquez Ramírez
     Doctoral Candidate
    Doctoral Candidate Representative



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