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The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) was established in 2014 as part of the German Excellence Initiative. The center brings research expertise together at the University of Cologne in relation to Africa, Asia and, Latin America, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation among leading researchers in Germany and internationally. The member scientists conduct research on social, economic, political, and cultural change across countries of the Global South. Disciplines linked to the network include Geography, Social and Cultural Anthropology, History, Sociolinguistics, Latin American History, Romance Philology, Southeast Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Modern Chinese Studies, and African Studies.

Affiliated projects and centers

The following projects and centers are affiliated with the GSSC:


S(m)elling the "Wild“: Die politische Ökologie ätherischer Baumöle und die Produktion olfaktorischer Ressourcen (Commodifying the Wild)