Jan Stockbruegger

I am a research assistant at Cardiff University. I have a BA in African Studies from Bayreuth University, Germany, and a Research Master from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Before moving to Cardiff I worked on AU security issues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I have also been a researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace (University Duisburg-Essen), Germany, where I was involved in a research and dialogue project on land-based conflicts and local conflict resolution mechanisms in Somaliland, Northwest Somalia. 

My research focuses on the nexus of economic and security practices in global politics. In my current project I investigate the construction of transnational ransom economies in the Gulf of Aden. I am particular interested in how the practices of Somali pirates, the global shipping and insurance industry and the international community have been organized around ransoms. My work has been published in Contemporary Security Policy, among others. My Master Thesis has been nomiated for the Leiden University Thesis Award. I am also an associate editor of piracy-studies.org, a research and resource blog on contemporary piracy and maritime security.

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