• Evaluator - Team Leader

Dr Marie-Sophie Heinelt

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Marie-Sophie Heinelt joined DEval in August 2019. Previously, she worked as a research and teaching fellow at the Department for Political Science at the FernUniversität Hagen. She was a research fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and visiting scholar at several universities in Latin America and conducted field work in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. Marie taught BA and MA courses in Comparative Politics, Democratization and Environmental Policy. In her dissertation she analysed the effects of minority rights in the context of environmental conflicts in Latin America. She gained experience in development cooperation with the „Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ) and the German Development Service (DED).

Key Qualifications

Thematic focus

Comparative Democracy Research,

Peace and Conflict Research,

Environmental Policy

Methodological focus

Process Tracing,

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA),

Social Network Analysis,

Mixed Methods

Regional focus

Latin America,

Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Publications

Book publications

Heinelt, M. (2018), Minderheitenrechte und Interessenvermittlung: Die Wirkung von Autonomie- und Konsultationsrechten in Lateinamerika aus vergleichender Perspektive, Nomos, Baden-Baden. 

Journal Articles

Heinelt, M., et al. (2021), “Towards Effective E-Learning on Sustainability: a Case Study-Course on Participatory Processes in Environmental Politics, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 22, No. 4, S. 801–832. Link

Heinelt, M., und M. Stoiber (2020), “Oportunidades de participación étnica en América Latina – Una nueva evaluación contextual con referencia a Bolivia, Colombia y Nicaragua”, Polis, Vol. 56, S. 1–24. Link

Heinelt, M. (2019), „How to face the ‘fight of an ant against a giant‘? Mobilization capacity and strategic bargaining in local ethnic conflicts in Latin America“, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, Vol. 13, Nr. 1, S. 93–133. Link

Heinelt, M. (2015), „Collective Rights, Mobilization and Accessibility: Towards a Comparative Framework for Explaining Minority Influence on Decision-making in Multi-ethnic Latin America – with Empirical Reference to Case Studies in Colombia and Panama“, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 21, Nr. 4, S. 465–486. Link

Stoiber, M., M. Knodt und M. Heinelt (2012), „Heterogeneity, Participation and Democratic Quality in Latin America: A Comparison between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru“, Comparative Sociology Vol. 11, S. 422–455. Link

Other publications

Heinelt, M. (2021), „Fallstudien“, Fortgeschrittene Analyseverfahren in den Sozialwissenschaften, hrsg. M. Tausendpfund, Hagen, S. 289-324.


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Dr Marie-Sophie Heinelt

Evaluator - Team Leader

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-313

E-mail: marie-sophie.heinelt@DEval.org

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