Jan-Niklas Kniewel


Ordinariat Neueste Geschichte

B110, Unitobler, Länggassstrasse 49
Universität Bern
Historisches Institut
Länggassstrasse 49
3012 Bern
Pers. Website
Since 2022 Doctoral research, Modern History, University of Bern
2021 M.A., Contemporary History, University of Potsdam
2019 - 2021 Editor at a popular science magazine
2018 B.A., Islamic Studies, Free University of Berlin
2016 - 2019 Editor at a human rights organisation
2013 - 2019 Freelance journalist
  • ​​​History of Africa and West Asia in the 20th and 21st century
  • Political Ecology and Nature Conservation
  • Authoritarianism
  • Armed Conflicts
  • NGOs

Extracting (certain) Humans from Nature: NGOs and the Negotiation of the Conservation Frontier in Africa, 1960-2003

2023-2025 PhD Scholarship, Gerda Henkel Foundation
2023 Research Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
2022 Start-up Grant, Historical Institute, University of Bern
2022 Nominee of the Faculty of Humanities for the University of Potsdam’s Graduate Award