for more information, see: http://www.ascleiden.nl/About/Vacancies.aspx Within the framework of a collaborative project on land governance with Mbarara University in Uganda, Nijmegen University, and Wageningen University we are looking for a PhD candidate:Re-advertisement - Land Governance Reform in central Africa (M/F)The candidate will work in a team with 2 other PhD-candidates and a Post-doc researcher to investigate how land…See More
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Mathijs van Leeuwen is a rural development sociologist, who specializes in conflict and peacebuilding in developing countries. After his graduation at Wageningen University in 1999, he worked as a researcher at the Institute of International Relations Clingendael, and with various NGOs in Kenya, Sudan, Guatemala and Bolivia. His PhD research at Wageningen Disaster Studies concerned discourses and practices of civil society peacebuilding and their international support, including field work in Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, and Guatemala.
Currently, he works as Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) of Radboud University Nijmegen. He is also researcher at the African Studies Centre (ASC) at Leiden University, where he coordinates Grounding Land Governance; Land Conflicts, Local Governance and Decentralization in Post-conflict Uganda, Burundi, and South Sudan. This Wotro-funded Integrated Programme is a collaborative effort of ASC, CICAM and the Faculty of Development Studies of the University of Science & Technology in Mbarara, Uganda, and a series of other institutes and NGOs.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Assistant Professor, researcher, conflict studies & peacebuilding
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Development, DDR, Gender, Land Issues, Natural Resources, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Evaluation, Monitoring, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
land governance reform
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
With Rens Willems, forthcoming, ‘Reconciling Reintegration; The complexity of economic and social reintegration of ex-combatants in Burundi’, Disasters (revise and resubmit)
With W. Verkoren, forthcoming, ‘The Complexity of Civil Society Peacebuilding ; Key challenges for enhancing post-conflict civil society apporaches’, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (revise and resubmit)
With W. Verkoren & F. Boedeltje, 2012, ‘Thinking beyond the liberal peace: From utopia to heterotopias’, Acta Politica
2010, ‘To Conform or to Confront? Civil Society and Agrarian Conflict in Post-conflict Guatemala', Journal of Latin American Studies, 42:91-119.
2010, ‘Crisis or Continuity? Framing Land Disputes and Local Conflict Resolution in Burundi', Land Use Policy, 27:753-762.
2009, Partners in Peace; Discourses and Practices of Civil-society Peacebuilding. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
2008 'Imagining the Great Lakes Region. Discourses and Practices of Civil Society Regional Approaches for Peacebuilding in Rwanda, Burundi, and DR Congo', Journal of Modern African Studies, 46(3):537-563.
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