Anaïs Ménard receives ‘Otto Hahn Award’

June 17, 2016

Anaïs Ménard of the Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast (West Africa)” at the Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ was awarded the ‘Otto Hahn Medal’ and the ‘Otto Hahn Award’ of the Max Planck Society

Anaïs Ménard was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal and the Otto Hahn Award (2015) of the Max Planck Society for her doctoral thesis “Beyond Autochthony Discourses: Sherbro Identity and the (Re-) Construction of Social and National Cohesion in Sierra Leone”. She wrote her dissertation as a member of the research group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa” (J. Knörr) (Department ‘Integration and Conflict’, G. Schlee). The Otto Hahn Award is bestowed by the Max Planck Society annually to particularly outstanding recipients of the Otto Hahn Medal. The award provides for a long-term research residency abroad, followed by the leadership of a small research group designed by the awardee at one of the Max Planck Institutes. The award is intended to pave the way for a long-term scientific career in Germany.

Otto Hahn Medal Laureates 2015 (PDF)

Max Planck Society Information on the Otto Hahn Medal

Max Planck Society Information on the Otto Hahn Award


Otto Hahn Medal and Otto Hahn Award laureate Anaïs Ménard speaks at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society.

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