Institute of Asian and African Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institute for Asian and African Studies (IAAW)
Claudia Derichs, PhD is professor of Transregional Southeast Asian Studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She has studied Japanese and Arabic in Bonn, Tokyo and Cairo and holds a PhD in Japanology (1994, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany). 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 Southeast Asia and the Middle East and is committed to the practical implementation of epistemic decolonization. She specializes in transregional political movements and works towards new orientations in Area Studies.