Dr. Melanie Müller

Dr. Melanie Müller

Research Division: Middle East and Africa


Twitter: @fraumueller_swp

Since 2014: Adjunct Lecturer in Political Science

2016: PhD, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Free University of Berlin

2015-2016: Research Fellow, Political Science Department, Free University of Berlin

2012-2015: Doctoral Scholarship, German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

2009-2016: Freelance social scientist with focus on international environmental and resource policy

Areas of Expertise:

Sahel, Southern Africa, West Africa, Civil wars, Migration

Political and social developments in Southern Africa, migration (focus on West Africa), conflicts over raw materials in sub-Saharan Africa and responsibility in the supply chain, IBSA

SWP Publications (selection):

Melanie Müller, Laura Kotzur

Sense of Frustration

The Debate on Land Reform in South Africa

SWP Comment 2019/C 22, April 2019, 8 Pages


Melanie Müller

Migration Conflict in Niger: President Issoufou Dares, the North Loses

in: Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Authoritarian States in Africa and European Migration Management

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 04, July 2018, 74 Pages, S. 34-43

Melanie Müller

Competition for the ANC

Dominant Party Losing Youth and Poorer Sections of South African Population

SWP Comment 2017/C 18, May 2017, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Melanie Müller, Armin Paasch

When only the coal counts

German co-responsibility for human rights in the South African coal sector

Johannesburg: ActionAid South Africa, 2016
Melanie Müller, Heike Walk

Democratizing the climate negotiations system through improved opportunities for participation

in: Matthias Dietz, Heiko Garrelts (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement, Abingdon 2014, pp. 31-43

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

David Kipp, Melanie Müller

EU Migration Policy Bears No Relation to Reality

The EU is operating in crisis mode as regards migration policy, focusing above all on containment – wrongly, as David Kipp and Melanie Müller argue. They identify four factors that should be involved in a factual debate about sustainable migration policy.

Point of View, November 2018

SWP Research Papers