Thorsten Gromes Completes his Habilitation at Goethe University

Final lecture on the methodical determination of conflict deaths

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Hanna Pfeifer, Thorsten Gromes, Christopher Daase & Jonas Wolff

Thorsten Gromes successfully completed his habilitation at Goethe University Frankfurt on Monday, April 29, 2024 with a public lecture titled “Determining the number and dis­tribution of conflict deaths”. Drawing on the conflict in Kosovo, Thorsten Gromes examines four different metho­dological approaches to record fatalities in armed conflicts and critically discussed the ex­tent to which these can be applied worldwide.

His habilitation thesis tiled “Peace Survival after Civil War” was accepted at Goethe University in February 2024. Using a multi-method approach, Thorsten Gromes in­vestigates the stability of peace after civil wars. As such, he analyzes the post-war orders and the develop­ment of 48 civil wars that occurred between 1990 and 2009. The habilitation thesis was written in the context of the project “One-Sided or Balanced: Which Post-Civil War Order Secures the Intrastate Peace?” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

We congratulate him on his successful habilitation!