Fabian Hofmann CCDP


Junior 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 Junior Researcher at the SNSF Ambizione project "An apomediated peace?" with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). His main research interests center on 1) the emerging governance of digital risks in international peacebuilding through ethical frameworks and guidelines on the responsible use of PeaceTech and 2) the knowledge-making practices driving the digital upgrading of cities’ security and surveillance infrastructures in the quest for urban peace and safety.

Fabian holds a master's degree in International Relations and Political Science from the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID). His dissertation was funded by the Geneva Asia Society and was awarded the International Relations/ Political Science department's Special Honorable Mention. Before joining the CCDP, Fabian worked as a Civilian Servant for the Swiss Peace Foundation, swisspeace and 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.