Sonja Hoevelmann is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA). She works on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace-Nexus and the Shrinking Humanitarian Space. Her research interests include the humanitarian system, German humanitarian assistance, education in emergencies, and normative changes in the humanitarian sector.
Prior to joining CHA, she worked as a program officer for quality management at Caritas Germany (Caritas international), where she contributed to effective knowledge management and safeguarding. She also contributed to the professionalisation of aspiring humanitarians by coordinating the Joint Master Programme in Humanitarian Action (NOHA) at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict. In that scope, Sonja has taught in seminars and summer schools on international relations in humanitarian action at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Sonja holds a master’s degree in social science from the Ruhr-University in Bochum. Her international experiences and field research include India, Belarus, Lebanon and Pakistan.
Sonja speaks English, German, Russian and Spanish.