Dr. Ninja Steinbach-Hüther



At IfL since May 2016

2017: PhD (Cotutelle) at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris (Ecole Transdisciplinaire Lettres et Sciences)

2014–2016: Program Coordinator within the Research program Repositioning Greece in a Globalizing World: Transatlantic relationships between Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Asia and their meaning for Greece (read more)

2013/2014: PhD Funding Position of Leipzig University (“Doktorandenförderplatz”)

Since 2012: PhD Candidate (Cotutelle) at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris (Ecole Transdisciplinaire Lettres et Sciences)

Since 2011: PhD Candidate at the Research Academy Leipzig (Global and European Studies Institute)

2011: M. A. in French Culture Studies and Intercultural Communication, Transcultural Anglophone Studies and German as a Foreign Language (University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, semester abroad in European Studies, Cardiff University, 2005/2006)


PhD Award 2017 of the Research Academy Leipzig and PhD Award of the Université franco-allemande Saarbrücken. Title of doctoral thesis: "Zirkulation afrikanischen Wissens. Präsenz und Rezeption akademischer Literatur aus Afrika in Deutschland und Frankreich“

Research interests

Circulation of knowledge, transnational knowledge regions, cultural transfers, configuration of old and new spatial formats, digital humanities, mixed methods


Spatial Semantics of Geography in the 19th and 20th Centuries
“Our Field is the World”: Geographical Societies 1821–1914 in International Comparison


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Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Hänsgen, Dirk / Efer, Thomas / Wardenga, Ute
Geographiegeschichtsschreibung und Digital Humanities : neue Methoden für Zeitschriftenanalysen. -
Leipzig, Universitätsverlag Leipzig. 30 Seiten (Working paper series des SFB 1199 an der Universität Leipzig ; 15)
Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja
C. Cottenet: Literary agents in the transatlantic book trade : publication review. -
In: Connections. A journal for historians and area specialists, 2019
Maksimović, Maja / Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja (Herausgeber/-in)
"Greece returns to the Balkans"? : assessing Greece's Western Balkan policy under SYRIZA-led government. -
Leipzig, Leipziger Universitätsverlag GmbH. 23 Seiten (Working Paper Series of the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig ; 14)
Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Middell, Matthias
La présence en Allemagne des publications universitaires en provenance d'Afrique : un état des lieux. -
In: Transferts de savoirs sur l'Afrique / Michel Espagne et Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (éd.). - Paris : Éditions Karthala, 2015, Seite 57-79
Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Middell, Matthias
Zur Präsenz akademischer Literatur aus Afrika in Deutschland : eine Bestandsaufnahme. -
In: Transnational actors - crossing borders: transnational history studies. - Leipzig: Univ.-Verl., Seite 243-260
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Near and far : African academic literature in France and Germany. -
In: African thoughts on colonial and neo-colonial worlds : facets of an intellectual history of Africa / edited by Arno Sonderegger. - Berlin : Neofelis Verlag, 2015, Seite 123-136
Efer, Thomas / Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja
Quantitative analyses in global and area studies using graph-based filtering of hererogeneous catalogue data. -
In: Informatik 2014 : Big Data - Komplexität meistern; 22.-26. September 2014 in Stuttgart / Erhard Plödereder, Lars Grunske, Eric Schneider and Dominik Ull (Hrsg.). - Bonn : Gesellschaft für Informatik, 2014. - (Informatik ; 44). - (GI-Edition / Proceedings ; P-232), 2014, Seite 1027-1037
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Ninja Steinbach-Hüther
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-256

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