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Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War

Strand Campus, London

25 Nov
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Speaker: Dr Jana Krause, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chair: Dr Kieran Mitton, KCL

Join us for this CSD Monday afternoon talk by Dr Jana Krause, who will discuss her book Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War (Cambridge University Press: 2018). The book explains civilian agency and the escalation of communal wars as well as the emergence of nonviolent communities and social resilience. It draws on fieldwork in ethno-religious conflicts in eastern Indonesia (Maluku province) and central Nigeria (Plateau State). Resilient Communities won the 2019 Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence of the American Political Science Association Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Conference Group, and was Finalist for the Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Award.


Jana Krause is Assistant Professor (with tenure) in Security and Conflict in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on civilian agency and protection in communal conflicts and civil wars; local peacebuilding and social resilience; and the gender dimensions of peacebuilding. She has conducted extensive field research on these issues in Indonesia and Nigeria, and more recently in Kenya, South Sudan, and Myanmar. She holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and has been Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and at the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at Yale University.

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