Our Authors

Patricia Galicia

Patricia Galicia holds a university degree in Communication and Education with a focus on Gender Studies.

She is the founder of "Red Mujeres al Aire" (Network of Women on air), an association of women in broadcasting. It fosters the reunion, capacity building and radio production of women with various ethnical backgrounds from the different regions of Guatemala.


Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop is a New York based advertising consultant, and founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn projects. Gallop studied English Literature at Somerville College at Oxford University, and received a MA from Oxford University in English Language and Literature and a MA from Warwick University in Theater of the European Renaissance.

At the 2009 TED conference, Gallop launched the makelovenotporn.com website in a 4-minute TEDTalk that the TED blog described as "one of the event's most talked about." The goal of makelovenotporn is to provide more realistic information about human sexuality than that provided by hardcore pornography.

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Dennis Geef

Dennis Geef holds a Master of Arts degree in American Language and Literature Studies (American English Studies) from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn where he is currently earning his Ph.D. He has recently finished his dissertation dealing with the subject of the critique of capitalism in contemporary American science fiction literature. Apart from his academic career he volunteers at Bonn's branch of CARE International.


Erica Gies

Erica Gies is a freelance environmental reporter who lives in San Francisco.

Her work appears in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Wired News, Grist, World Watch magazine, KALW radio, and other outlets. In 10 years on the environment beat, Erica Gies has covered energy, water, climate policy, green business, green building and urban planning, waste, ecosystem biology, and more.

She holds a masters degree in literature from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor in English and journalism from Northern Arizona University.


Iffat Gill

Iffat Gill is the founder of The Code To Change, an initiative to empower women to participate in the global digital economy. An international NGO leader, activist, digital strategist and social entrepreneur, Iffat is working on gender equality and economic empowerment of women through digital inclusion. She has been at the forefront of shaping the global policy debate around skills gap and gender digital divide.


Michael Gleich

Michael Gleich is a journalist, book author and moderator. After working for WDR, “Natur”, and “Geo”, he got together with colleagues to promote solution-oriented multimedia projects. Like Peace Counts: How can conflict regions return to peace? He is primarily interested in the question of how to best encourage and feed the human spirit.


Christian Gmelin

Christian Gmelin holds master degrees in Economics and Philosophy from the Freie Universität of Berlin. During the last four years he worked for the German development organization InWEnt, Capacity Building International, Germany.

Since 2010 Christian Gmelin is senior project manager at GIZ' e-learning centre and responsible for marketing and website of the GC21 E-Academy.


Martin Gommel

Martin Gommel (34) is a father, husband, and photographer. He loves life, books of photographs, and Kenyan coffee. He has recently begun working on a project about refugees in Germany.


Héctor Lozano Gonzáles

Héctor Lozano Gonzáles is a communications professor at the Peruvian Universidad Privada del Norte, a photographer and a visual artist. Furthermore, he was a writer and editor at the university magazine “Día Treinta”.

Héctor has set up three photography exhibitions and a collective performance at the 1rst International Gathering of Visual Arts in Toluca – Mexico, 2004. The exhibition “Antiestres” was shown at Daniel Rodríguez Hoyle Library of Universidad Privada del Norte in 2007, “Epidermis” was presented in 2011 at Impromptu gallery of El Culturaland in 2012 at Alliance Française of Trujillo, and “El cielo a medio hacer” was exhibited at the Azur gallery of Alliance Française of Trujillo, together with Emma Ebintra, in November of 2012.


Malte Goßmann

Malte Goßmann holds a Master's degree in Social Science and gives talks on rap and masculinity from an intersectional perspective. Both as a researcher and as a hip hop activist, he is interested in the rebellious side of rap music.


Frank Jan de Graaf

Frank Jan de Graaf is professor for International Business at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. He also holds a position at the Amsterdam Business School.

His research focuses on governance issues in international business, with a focus on international networks, market entry, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He is co-founder of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM).

Frank Jan started his career as a financial journalist.


Jörn Grävingholt

Jörn Grävingholt is Political Scientist and Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn.

His research focuses on external support to fragile states and on the politics of governance interventions. He is currently member of the Advisory Council for Civilian Crisis Prevention to the German Federal Government.

Previously, Jörn Grävingholt assumed numerous appointments to EU and OSCE election monitoring missions and election analysis projects in Russia. He has been research fellow at the Federal Institute for East European and International Studies in Cologne, Germany.


Wolfgang Grenz

Wolfgang Grenz is Secretary General of Amnesty International Germany. He has been working with Amnesty International since 1979.

Wolfgang Grenz is a board member of the German UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe (UN Refugee Relief) since 2010. He is also a member of the Expert Forum of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees of the German Government.

In 1986 Wolfgang Grenz cofounded the German NGO Pro Asyl.
He holds a degree in Law from Cologne University, Germany.


Stefanie Groth

Stefanie Groth is postgraduate student of Global Media and Postnational Communication at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom.

She holds a degree on Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Communication Studies from Erfurt University, Germany and Berlin University, Germany. In her studies, she focuses on International Political Communication in the Middle East, media and development, and the interplay of culture, identity and politics in Arab societies.

She works as Speech Programme Editor at SOAS Radio and gained experience in Syria, during Arabic language studies at the University of Damascus and in Tunisia, as an intern at the GIZ and the African Development Bank.


Amitesh Grover

Amitesh Grover is a performance-based artist and curator. His interdisciplinary, contemporary art projects create ‘performance communities’; he invites people in specially constructed ‘situation rooms’, often connecting participants transnationally, through internet and mobile technology. His work has received critical acclaim in the domain of performance and visual art, and won him several awards and residencies, of which his most recent nomination was for Forecast Award for Emerging Curator (HKW, Berlin 2015). His works have been shown in performance festivals, galleries, exhibitions, the internet, and other public spaces around the world. He lives and works in New Delhi, India, where he also teaches and writes on performance, interactivity and knowledge-production.


Jascha Grübel

Jascha Grübel holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and is currently studying Science, Technology and Policy with a focus on future city development at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Right now, he is gathering work experience at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London where he is involved in creating 3D visualizations for simulations of London.


Lena Guesnet

Lena Guesnet is a a researcher at BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion). Her research focus is on the link between natural resources and conflict. She has conducted case studies on the influence of natural resources on violent conflict in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Chad. She also conducts research on how good resource governance can prevent conflicts surrounding natural resources. Lena Guesnet holds a Diploma (MA-equivalent) from Marburg University in Political Science, Law, Peace and Conflict Studies.


Miriam Gutekunst

Miriam Gutekunst is a cultural anthropologist at the University of Munich. As part of her dissertation project, she did research in Morocco on migration, borders and the meaning of love and marriage in this context. With colleagues, she founded a new medium at the interface of anthropology and journalism: transformations-blog.com. The aim of this project is to reach a wider audience with anthropological research insights.


Eric Gutierrez

Eric Gutierrez works as a Senior Adviser on Accountable Governance at Christian Aid.

Previously he worked for ActionAid and WaterAid and as a consultant, i.a. for Transparecy International. Eric holds a degree in Economics and Politics from University of the Philippines (Diliman) and in Social and Political Theory from University of London.

He published widely on economic and social issues, covering especially violence and conflict and water and sanitation.


Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero

Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero was born in Cuba in 1969.

A lifelong rights activist, she was forced to go to an "education center". During her imprisonment she became an active member of "Ladies in White". As an independent journalist she was imprisoned in "Manto Negro". Among others she worked for The New Cuban Press and for Radio y TV Marti.

In 2010 she was forced to join her partner Jiménez Posadas in exile. She currently works as a journalist for Miscelaneas de Cuba, an independent online magazine, and Cubanet in order to help fighting the human rights abuses in Cuba.