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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
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) and RECs (AMU, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC)
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
Laakso, Lisa, Senior Researcher
Subject areas: Political science, development co-operation, EU-Africa policy
Geographical areas: Zimbabwe, Horn of Africa, African Union
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
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.