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Nicolas Bock


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Research Associate

BMBF-Project: “RESIK: Resilience and Evacuation Planning for Social-Economic Infrastructures in a Medical-Social Context” (Project Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Voss)

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)
Carl-Heinrich- Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 029
12165 Berlin



  • 2017-2020 M.A. Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Institute for Latin American Studies)
    • Master Thesis: Disaster management and civil society in the Caribbean – recovery participation and emergency management systems in Haiti, Cuba and the USA using the example of Hurricane Matthew 2016
  • 2014-2017 B.A. Spanish Philology, Latin American Studies, Culture and History of the Middle East
  • 2015-2016 visiting student in Mexico, Universidad de Guadalajara
    • Bachelor Thesis: Reflecting the new world the theological way: Juan de Palafox y Mendoza

Research Interests


  • socio-economic disaster research
  • development policy and relief economy
  • emergency planning/ emergency management
  • national/ international emergency management systems
  • critical infrastructures
  • disaster risk reduction


Project collaboration:


  • RESIK: Resilience and Evacuation Planning for Social-Economic Infrastructures in sociomedical contexts

Publications (Selection)

  • Voss, Martin; Dittmer, Cordula; Schulze, Katja; Rüger, Anja; Bock, Nicolas (2022):  Katastrophenbewältigung als  sozialer Prozess: Vom Ideal- zum  Realverständnis von Risiko-, Krisen- und Katastrophenmanagement. In: Notfallvorsorge (1), S. 22-32.
  • Schulze, Katja; Bock, Nicolas; Dittmer, Cordula; Flörchinger, Verena; Lorenz, Daniel F.; Merkes, Sara T.; Voss, Martin (2020): Die SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie aus Sicht der Bevölkerung. Ergebnisse einer Bevölkerungsbefragung. KFS Working Paper Nr. 16. Berlin: KFS. DOI: 10.17169/refubium-26823
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture