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Adetula, Victor, Head of Research

Subject areas: Democracy and governance, peace and conflict, Africa’s international relations, political economy of Africa, Europe–Africa relations, and international development assistance.
Geographical areas: West Africa - the ECOWAS countries + Mauritania

Angerbrandt, Henrik, Senior Researcher
Subject areas: ethnicity, politics, religion, identity conflicts
Geographical area: Nigeria

Asokan, Shilpa , Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Transboundary water resources management, climate change and human interactions, water governance, hydro-climatic modeling.

Beyene, Atakilte, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Governance of Natural Resources, Agricultural Transformation, and Food and Energy Security in Africa
Geographical areas: Horn of Africa (Ethiopia) and Eastern Africa (Tanzaia)

Bjarnesen, Jesper, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Mobility, wartime displacement, intergenerational relations, rural-urban connections, informal labour recruitment, transnational migration, urban land rights.
Geographical areas: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry

Bereketeab, Redie, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor

Subject areas: Political and development sociology: state, nation, nationalism, identity, conflict, governance and development
Geographical areas: The Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan)

Eriksson Baaz, Maria, Senior Researcher & Professor

Subject areas: Civil-military relations, defence reform; gender and security; post-colonial theory and diaspora studies
Geographical areas: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda

Eriksson, Mikael,  Senior Researcher

Subject areas: African Union, North Africa, Peace and Security, Terrorism, Islamism, threats
Geographical areas: Mainly Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Libya)

Hellsten, Sirkku K., Senior Researcher and Professor

Subject areas: political economy, human rights, governance, democracy development, elections, gender, African philosophy and value systems
Geographical areas: Eastern and Southern Africa, particularly Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda

Lanzano, Cristiano, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: mining, natural resources and conservation, rural-urban continuum, anthropology of development, youth and urban culture.
Geographical areas: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea Conakry.

Mususa, Patience, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Zambian Copperbelt; Copper mining towns; planning and urbanization; mining and community welfare; gender and mining; informal mining; development-induced displacement and resettlement; post-mining livelihoods
Geographical area: Zambia

Navarra, Cecilia, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: firm structure and employment, small enterprises, cooperatives, smallholder agriculture, gender roles and household livelihood strategies, women economic empowerment.
Geographical areas: Mozambique, Ethiopia

Oestigaard, Terje, Senior Researcher & Associate Professor

Subject areas: Archaeology and anthropology: rituals and religion, water studies and political uses of cultural heritage
Geographical areas: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda

Ojalammi, Sanna, Researcher

Subject areas: Governance of natural resources, conservation, wildlife conflicts, territoriality and socio-legal formulations, gender, indigenous people
Geographical areas: Eastern Africa, particularly Tanzania and Kenya

Persson, Henrik, Research Assistant

In Anders Themner's project: ”Demagogues of Hate or Shepherds of Peace: Why ‘Warlord Democrats’ (Re)securitize Wartime Identities”

Sjögren, Anders, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor

Subject areas: Comparative political economy. Land. Citizenship. State-society relations.
Geographical areas: Kenya, Uganda

Themnér (formerly Nilsson,) Anders, Senior 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.

Udelsmann Rodrigues, Cristina, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Urban transformation, youth, rural-urban migration, urban strategies
Geographical areas: Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe.

Åkesson, Lisa , Senior Researcher & Associate Professor

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.

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