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Adolfo, Eldridge, Researcher
Subject areas: Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Minerals, War Economies, Economic Actors in Conflicts, Rebels, Militia, Youth, ex-Combatants, Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Political Parties, Election Violence, Liberation and Post-liberation Movements, Democratic Transformation, Hybrid formal/informal forms of Governance.
Geographical areas: Zimbabwe, Angola, Uganda, South Africa
Eriksson Baaz, Maria , Senior Researcher
Subject areas: Gender and war; masculinity and militarism; gender and defence and police reform in post conflict contexts; postcolonial theory; diaspora studies, with focus on the African Diaspora.
Geographical areas: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda
Havnevik, Kjell, Senior Researcher & Cluster Leader, Rural/Agrarian Cluster
Subject areas: globalisation, international financial institutions and development assistance, rural livelihoods, rural development, natural resource governance, research supervision, education and information.
Geographical areas: Tanzania, East and Southern Africa
Käihkö, Ilmari, Ph.D. Candidate
Subject areas: insurgencies and political violence, contemporary warfare, strategy, conflict resolution, peace negotiations. ex-combatants, informal (militarized) networks in post-conflict societies, African hip hop music and youth culture.
Geographical areas: Central Africa: Chad, Central African Republic, East Africa: Tanzania, West Africa: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire
Matambalya, Francis, Senior Researcher
Subject areas: international trade and economic diplomacy, including regional integration and development co-operation between the European Union (EU) and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries.
Geographical areas: Tanzania, Kenya
Román, Lisa, Research and Policy Analyst
Subject areas: Institutional change, international corporations, private sector development, African continent
Cluster: Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration
Söderström, Johanna, Researcher
Subject areas: Synergies between peacebuilding and democratization; the role of ex-combatants in politics; conditioning factors of political reintegration of ex-combatants; policy feedback and the creation of politics as a result of policy design/implementation, such as DDR; Liberia and Africa; electoral politics; electoral violence and fear; political sociology; methodology; focus groups.
Geographical areas: West Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia
Teppo Björnsdotter, Annika, Senior Researcher and Cluster Leader, Urban Cluster
Subject areas: Postapartheid city; Cape Town; Urban inclusions and exclusions, categories and boundaries; Social engineering and the urban space; Race, class and ethnicity; 'Poor white problem'; Public spaces; Sacred spaces, traditional religion and new religious movements; Local appropriations of neoliberalism.
Geographical area: South Africa
Themnér (formerly Nilsson,) Anders, Researcher
Subject areas: Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants (DDR); ex-combatant violence; informal military networks; conflict resolution;
Geographical areas: Liberia; Republic of Congo; Sierra Leone; West Africa; Zambezi River Basin.
Utas, Mats, Senior Researcher and Cluster Leader, Conflict Cluster
Subject areas: political informality, network analysis, conflict, war, rebel movements and militia, youth, ex-combatants, gender, media, election violence, African cities, urban informality, poverty, alternative forms of governance, transnational businessmen.
Geographical areas: West Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali + Horn of Africa: Somalia
Åkesson, Lisa , Researcher
Subject areas: Transnational migration, remittances, migration policies, migration and development, return migration, socio-economic inequality, diaspora practices, multiculturalism, culture of migration, human trafficking.
Geographical areas: Cape Verde, Angola.