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Ninja Steinbach-Hüther
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-256

Dr Ninja Steinbach-Hüther


Research Area: Historical Geographies
Department: Theory, Methodology and History of Geography

Short CV


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



Book chapters

Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Middell, Matthias (2015)

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 (2015)

Zur Präsenz akademischer Literatur aus Afrika in Deutschland : eine Bestandsaufnahme

In: Transnational actors - crossing borders: transnational history studies. - Leipzig: Univ.-Verl., Seite 243-260

Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja (2015)

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

Monographs and edited volumes

Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja / Hänsgen, Dirk / Efer, Thomas / Wardenga, Ute (2019)

Geographiegeschichtsschreibung und Digital Humanities : neue Methoden für Zeitschriftenanalysen

Leipzig, Universitätsverlag Leipzig. 30 Seiten

(Working paper series des SFB 1199 an der Universität Leipzig ; 15)

Maksimović, Maja / Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja (Herausgeber/-in) (2016)

"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)

Other publications

Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja (2019)

C. Cottenet: Literary agents in the transatlantic book trade : publication review

In: Connections. A journal for historians and area specialists, 2019

Efer, Thomas / Steinbach-Hüther, Ninja (2014)

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