The Social Anthropology of Security Practices and Conflict Dynamics in Central African Civil Wars

01 October 2020 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology of economy and development
    • Area studies
    • Political and legal anthropology
    • Social movements and collective action
    • Security, peace and conflict
Violent Conflict Central Africa Security Practices Social Anthropology
Project description

This project investigates the socialization processes that (re-)configure (violent) security practices occurring in Central Africa. It aims to understand how these are shaped between community members and armed groups on one side but also to study how they impact on eastern Congo, a region characterized by insecurity and inter-community tensions, coupled with the involvement of foreign armed groups.