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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

Anna Baral, Research Assistant 

In Jesper Bjarnesen's project: "Invisible displacements: Between labour migration and forced displacement in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space"

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)

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

Falk, Erik, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: East African literature, African book markets, circulation of literature, postcolonial literature, world literature, literary theory
Geographical areas: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Højlund Madsen, Diana​, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Gender, gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, women’s political representation, gender and governance and gender and conflict.
Geographical areas: Ghana, Rwanda 


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.

Lawson, David, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Extreme poverty, Access to justice, Economic growth and challenges
Geographical areas: Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Lesotho

Levin, Jörgen, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Macroeconomics, Inclusive Growth, Taxation and Public Spending, SDGs
Geographical areas: East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Africa in general

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

Osei-Wusu Adjei, Prince, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Rural Development, Decentralization and Local Governance, Poverty Reduction, Gender Transition and Livelihoods Studies
Geographical areas: Ghana

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; post-civil war democratization, peacebuilding.
Geographical areas: Liberia, West Africa

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.

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