Fennet Habte is an intern at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security. Fennet is interested in gender and reconciliation in international conflicts, regional politics in the Horn of Africa, and feminist foreign policy. Her research focuses on the use of Black and postcolonial feminisms in analyzing questions of women, peace and security.
Prior to joining GPPi, Fennet worked as an editor at the Gunda-Werner-Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy and as an open source Investigator at the University of California, Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, where she researched and verified migration-related human rights abuses in the Americas. Additionally, she has worked in political education, facilitating workshops, seminars and conferences on intersectionality, National Socialism and Afro-German history.
Fennet is completing her undergraduate degree in political science at the Free University in Berlin and spent the past year at the University of California, Berkeley. Her studies have been supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.