Christine Hatzky is Professor for Latin American and Caribbean History at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. She specializes in the social and political history of Mexico and Central America, Cuba and the Caribbean as well as in the history of Africa, especially the Portuguese-speaking countries. She wrote the biography of the Cuban student leader Julio A. Mella, Julio A. Mella. Una biografía (1903-1929), Santiago de Cuba, 2008. Her last book Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge 1976-1991, Madison, 2015, which examines the transnational phenomenon of Internationalist solidarity and civil cooperation between Cuba and Angola, was awarded the Luciano Tomassini Prize of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in 2016. Her current research deals with violence and conflict solution in Central American civil wars during the 1980s.
Christine Hatzky is speaker of the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies (CAGS) at Leibniz University and co-director of the Centre for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) in Guadalajara/Mexico for the region Central America, based in San José, Costa Rica.