André Sonnichsen
André Sonnichsen

Part-time lecturer

Other activities:

  • Regular appearance in print and broadcast media
  • Guest speaker, public lectures etc. 


Field and research trips: 

  • Nairobi, Kenya – January to July 2012 (Associated researcher IDS, Nairobi University, 2012-2013.)
  • Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala University – January to April 2009.
  • Doctoral Program in Ideology and Discourse Analysis (IDA), Essex University – October to December 2007.
  • Witwatersrand Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa – July to December 2006.


Successful competitive research and funding applications:

  • Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - reverse travel grant 'Oplysningsbevillingen', 2013
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Copenhagen University - Cross-disciplinary Research Development, 2012.
  • Danish Council for Independent Research, Social Sciences - Individual Post-doctoral Grant, 2011.
  • Nordic Africa Institute - Visiting 3-month Ph.D. Scholarship, 2008.
  • Sasakawa International Fellowship Fund - Travel Grant, 2006.
  • Department of Political Science, Aarhus University - Ph.D. Scholarship – 2005. (refrained) 
  • Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University - Ph.D. Scholarship, 2005.



  • Post.doc, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University
  • Assistant Professor, Center of African Studies, Copenhagen University
  • Ph.D. research fellow, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University
  • Consultant, International Consulting, Ramboll Management.
  • Cand.scient.pol, Århus Universitet.
  • BA Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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