Director
Koen Vlassenroot
   
Programme coordinators
Jeroen Adam
Bruno De Cordier
Bert Suykens
   
Staff
Karen Büscher
Marlies Casier
Jan Cherlet
Jeroen Cuvelier
Sophie De Feyter
Ruddy Doom
Anwesha Dutta
Hélène Flaam
Maarten Hendriks
Aynul Islam
Carolien Jacobs
Els Lecoutere
Dev Manti
Lucy Massoi
Michael Muganda
Lukas Pairon
Anthony Puttumattathil
Robin Thiers
Tomas Van Acker
Steven Van Bockstael
Boris Verbrugge
Bram Verelst
Thomas Vervisch
Judith Verweijen
An Vranckx
Anne Walraet

 

 Jeroen Adam
     
Current position Assistant Professor
Education PhD in Political Science (Ghent University)
Master in Contemporary History (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Conflict and transition in Pacific Asia, State - society relations
Contact T +32(0)9 264 97 26
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E jeroen.adam@UGent.be
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 Karen Büscher
     
Current position Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Education Master in African Languages and Cultures (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Urban dynamics & urban identity, relation city-state, peripheral 
cities, Central Africa (RDCongo).
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 18
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E karen.buscher@UGent.be
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 Marlies Casier
     
Current position Visiting Professor
Education PhD in Political Sciences (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Master in Moralphilosophy (Ghent University)
Bachelor in Social Work (Artevelde Hogeschool Gent)
Areas of Interest nationalism, transnationalism & diaspora politics, state-society relations, non-state armed actors, Turkey, Kurdish issue, rebel governance, advocacy in conflict and development, sexual and reproductive health and rights
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 18
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E marlies.casier@ugent.be
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 Jan Cherlet
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Barcelona)
Master in Civil Engineering (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest anthropology of development aid; sociology of knowledge; governance of water; social impacts of climate change; West-Africa
Contact jan.cherlet@ugent.be
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 Jeroen Cuvelier
     
Current position Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Education PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Leuven)
MA in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp)
MA in African Studies (University of Leiden)
Areas of Interest Natural resources, artisanal mining, war economies, Katanga (DR Congo), gender, migration
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 64
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E jeroen.cuvelier@UGent.be
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 Bruno De Cordier
     
Current Position Assistant Professor
Education Masters in Political Science (Ghent University)
Postgraduate in Development Economics (Ghent University)
Doctorate in Political Science (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest

Identity, religion and social organization; the political economy of humanitarian and development aid; non-OECD aid donors; history and society of southern Eurasia; Caspian studies (CRG focal point for the Marie Slodowska Curie Caspian studies consortium)

Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 17
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E bruno.decordier@UGent.be
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 Sophie De Feyter
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Linguistics and Literature: Germanic Languages (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Urban transformation and agency, informal settlements, slum upgrading, community participation, Kenya
Contact T +32(0)9 264 97 66
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E sophie.defeyter@UGent.be
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Ruddy Doom
     
Current position Professor Emeritus
Contact F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E ruddy.doom@UGent.be
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 Anwesha Dutta
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Social Work (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Areas of Interest  
Contact T +32(0)9 264 67 94
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E anwesha.dutta@ugent.be
     
 
 Hélène Flaam
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education

Master in Pedagogical Sciences (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)

Areas of Interest Justice, displacement, public authority, Haut-Uele (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Contact

T +32(0)9 264 97 66
E helene.flaam@ugent.be

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 Maarten Hendriks
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Criminological Science (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence, Urban studies, Public Authority, Globalization
Contact E maarten.hendriks@ugent.be
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 Aynul Islam
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp)
Master in Political Science (Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
Areas of Interest Micro analysis of violence in conflict, micro-governance, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Conflict in Bangladesh.
Contact T +32(0)9 264 67 94
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E aynul.islam@ugent.be
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 Carolien Jacobs
     
Current position Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Education

Phd Social Sciences (Wageningen University)
Master International Development (Wageningen University)

Areas of Interest  
Contact

T +31 (0)6 45787194
E carolien.jacobs@wur.nl

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 Els Lecoutere
     
Current position Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Education PhD in Political Science (Ghent University)
MSc Demography (UCL)
Master of Economic Sciences – Option Development Economics, (K.U. Leuven)
Areas of Interest Governance of water in developing countries, resource conflicts, common pool resources, household vulnerability in rural Sub-Sahara Africa, new institutional economics, field experiments, participatory research methodologies
Contact E els.lecoutere@UGent.be
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 Dev Manti
     
Current position Professor and Director, Institute of Rural Studies and Administration (Guntur, India)
Associated member CRG
Education Doctor in Development Planning and Economics (UGent)
Master in Development Planning and Economics (UGent)
Master in Economics (Bhopal University, India)
Areas of Interest Income distribution, participatory rural development, disaster management, conflict management, etc. in Asia, especially India.
Contact T +91 (0)863 228 83 54
F +91 (0)863 228 83 53
E-mail: irsain@sancharnet.in / irsains@gmail.com
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 Lucy Massoi
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Mphil. in Public Administration and Organisation Theory, University of Bergen, Norway
Areas of Interest Land Access Rights and Conflict in Tanzania
Contact T +32(0)9 264 97 42
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E Lucy.Massoi@UGent.be
     
 
 Michael Muganda
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education  
Areas of Interest  
Contact T +32(0)9 264
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E michael.muganda@UGent.be
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 Lukas Pairon
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education
Areas of Interest  
Contact E lukas.pairon@ugent.be
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 Anthony Puthumattathil
     
Current position Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Education PhD in Political Science (Ghent University, Belgium)
Master in Sociology (Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India)
Master of Cultures and Development Studies (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Areas of Interest Development of Tribal Communities, Sustainable Livelihoods, Ethnicity, Identity, Democratic Decentralisation and Local Self-Governance
Contact T +32(0)9 264 97 42
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E anthony.puthumattathil@UGent.be
     
 
 Bert Suykens
     
Current position Assistant Professor
Education PhD in Political Science (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (University of Ghent)
Master in History (K.U.Leuven)
Areas of Interest Governance in conflict, (political) violence and public authority, non-state armed actors, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Contact T +32(0)9 264 67 90
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E bert.suykens@ugent.be
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 Robin Thiers
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education MSc in Globalisation and Development (SOAS, London)
MA Comparative and International Politics(KU Leuven)
Areas of Interest agrarian political economy, land reform, Philippines
Contact F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E robin.thiers@ugent.be
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 Tomas Van Acker
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Art History and Archaeology (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest State- society relations, peace and state building processes, democratization, youth mobilization,  Great Lakes region, Burundi
Contact T +32(0)9 264 67 66
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E tomas.vanacker@ugent.be
     
 
 
 Steven Van Bockstael
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education MA Conflict & Development (Ghent University)
MA History (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Areas of Interest Artisanal and small-scale mining; 'conflict minerals' and resource certification initiatives; natural resources governance, with an emphasis on post-conflict reconstruction and development; West and Central Africa
Contact T +32(0)9 264
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E steven.vanbockstael@UGent.be
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 Boris Verbrugge
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in Political Science (Ghent University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Natural Resource Governance; Political Economy of Conflict; Mining; Regional focus: Philippines (Mindanao)
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 10
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E boris.verbrugge@UGent.be
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 Bram Verelst
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education Master in History (Antwerp University)
Master in Conflict and Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest natural resource governance, political ecology, inland fisheries, violence and public authority, Great Lakes Region, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 64
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E bram.verelst@UGent.be
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 Thomas Vervisch
     
Current position Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Education PhD in Political Science (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest  
Contact
E thomas.vervisch@UGent.be
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 Judith Verweijen
     
Current position Research Fellow
Education  
Areas of Interest  
Contact T +32(0)9 264 67 94
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E judith.verweijen@UGent.be
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 Koen Vlassenroot
     
Current position Professor and CRG Director
Education PhD in Political and Social Science (Ghent University)
Master in International Relations (University of Brussels)
Master in Development (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest political economy of conflict, non-state armed actors, processes of identity formation, land-access, food security, Central Africa
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 15
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E koen.vlassenroot@UGent.be
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 An Vranckx
     
Current position Lecturer (gastprofessor) and Research Associate
Education PhD in science for policy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1998)
Research Training ('onderzoeker in opleiding) (Universiteit Amsterdam)
Masters in International and European Law (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Masters in technology dynamics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
Masters in cognition and linguistics (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Areas of Interest Latin America, (armed) non-state actors, security sector reform, arms trafficking and conflict financing
Contact M + 32 (0) 497619668
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E an.vranckx@UGent.be
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 Anne Walraet
     
Current position Professor
Education PhD in Political and Social Science (Ghent University)
Master in Development (Ghent University)
Master in Philosophy (Ghent University)
Areas of Interest Political economy of conflict, non-state armed actors, Sub-Sahara Africa, displacement, transborder economy, urban transformation, informal economic and political processes, land access and conflict
Contact T +32(0)9 264 69 14
F +32(0)9 264 69 97
E anne.walraet@UGent.be
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