Fabian Hofmann CCDP


Student Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
Spoken languages
German, French, English
Areas of expertise
  • Queer theory
  • Critical security studies
  • Protest, resistance, social movements
  • Transparency, surveillance, secrecy
  • Peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peacemaking / mediation
  • Ethnographic Writing
  • Interpretive and qualitative methods
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe
  • Southeast Asia


Fabian Hofmann is a Student Researcher at the SNSF Ambizione project "An apomediated peace?" with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) and currently pursues a master's degree in International Relations and Political Science at the Geneva Graduate Institute. His dissertation is funded by the Geneva Asia Society and explores queer communities' repertoires of everyday resistance to the increasing securitization of urban spaces across Southeast Asia through a participatory photography project.

Fabian holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Basel, where he was employed as a teaching assistant and conducted a student-led research project on the transformation of the German Protectorate of Southwest Africa (present-day Namibia). Before joining the CCDP, Fabian worked as a Civilian Servant for swisspeaceand was a Research Associate at the Edgelands Institute, where he participated in a qualitative exploration of Geneva's digital security and surveillance architecture.




  • Hofmann, Fabian. 2022. "Switzerland Quo Vadis? The Quest for Sovereignty in the Digital Age." Edgelands Blog (November 2022). Geneva: Edgelands Institute, Link.

  • Vargas, Laura Garcia; Bogdani, Klea; Cordy Jeanne; Deshusses, Paul, and Fabian Hofmann. 2022. "Geneva: A City of Paradoxes and Dualities": Diagnostic Report on Security, Surveillance, and Digital Technologies." Edgelands Diagnostic Report (June 2022). Geneva: Edgelands Institute, Link.

  • Hofmann, Fabian. 2022. "Bots and Pizzas: Global Trends and Local Responses to the Algorithmic Management of App-based Delivery Workers." Edgelands Blog (February 2022). Geneva: Edgelands Institute, Link.

  • Dietsche, Evelyn, and Fabian Hofmann. 2021. "Implications of the Energy Transformation for Fragile States." Policy Brief 03/2021. Basel: swisspeace, Link.