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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

Asokan, Shilpa, Senior Researcher

Subject areas: Climate change, Water governance, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Geographical areas: Eastern and Southern Africa

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)

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

Hallberg Adu, Kajsa​, Post-Doctoral Researcher

Subject areas: Higher Education, Knowledge Production, Youth, Student Mobility, Academic Migration, Political Science, Internet and democratization
Geographical areas: Ghana, Africa in general


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

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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