For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
NL

dr. J. (Jana) Krause

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
Social media
  • Profile

    I am Assistant Professor (with tenure) in Security and Conflict in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. My research focuses on civilian agency and civilian protection in communal conflicts and civil wars; local peacebuilding and social resilience; and the gender dimensions of peacebuilding. I have conducted extensive field research on these issues in Indonesia and Nigeria, and more recently in South Sudan and Myanmar. Previously, I was a researcher in the Department of War Studies at King's College London, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, and in the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at Yale University. I hold a PhD from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

    My book, RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2018. The book offers a typology of communal conflicts and develops the concept of communal war. It focuses on civilian agency and mobilization ‘from below’ and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars. Drawing on extensive field research on ethno-religious conflicts in Ambon/Maluku Province in eastern Indonesia and Jos/Plateau State in central Nigeria, I analyse how civilians responded to local conflict dynamics very differently, evading, supporting, or collectively resisting armed groups. My comparison of vulnerable mixed communities and (un)successful prevention efforts demonstrates how under courageous leadership resilient communities can emerge that adapt to changing conflict zones, collectively prevent killings, and build local peace.

    Personal website: janakrause.org  

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    • Krause, J. (2018). Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War. Cambridge University Press.
    • Krause, J., Krause, W., & Bränfors, P. (2018). Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace. International Interactions, 44(6). DOI: 10.1080/03050629.2018.1492386

    2017

    • Krause, J. (2017). Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War: Evidence from Jos, Nigeria. African Affairs, 116(463), 261-283. DOI: 10.1093/afraf/adw068 [details]

    2015

    • Krause, J. (2015). Revisiting Protection from Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Actors, Victims and Power. In L. Olsson, & T-I. Gizelis (Eds.), Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UNSCR 1325. London: Routledge.
    • Krause, J., & Enloe, C. (2015). A Wealth of Expertise and Lived Experience: Conversations between International Women Peace Activists at the ‘Women Lead to Peace Summit’ preceding the Geneva II Peace Talks on Syria, January 2014. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 17(2). DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2015.1014256
    • Krause, J., & Gizelis, T-I. (2015). Gender Equality and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Revisiting Gender Mainstreaming in Research and Policy. In T-I. Gizelis, & L. Olsson (Eds.), Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UNSCR 1325. Routledge.

    2011

    • Krause, J. (2011). Assessing Policy Responses to the Resource Curse: Can Civil Society live up to the Expectation? Global Governance, 17(2).
    • Krause, J. (2011). Die Konstruktion religiöser Gewalt im Kontext des Regimewechsels in Indonesien un Nigeria. In G. Stephanie, & F. Simon Wolfang (Eds.), Religion in Diktatur und Demokratie LIT-Verlag.

    2009

    • Krause, J. (2009). Democratic Governance. In C. Vincent (Ed.), Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: A Lexicon Oxford University Press`.

    2018

    • Krause, J. (2018). Communal Conflicts in the Shadow of Civil War: Implications for Stabilization and Protection [University of Trento, Workshop on Stabilization]. Paper presented at University of Trento, Workshop on Stabilization, Trento, Italy.
    • Krause, J. (2018). Patterns of Sexual Violence in Communal Conflicts [Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Workshop on UNSCR 1325].

    2017

    • Krause, J. (2017). Building Peace after Communal War: Gender and (Non)-Violence in Jos, Nigeria [Yale University, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence (OCV)].
    • Krause, J. (2017). Building Peace after Communal War: Gender and (Non)-Violence in Jos, Nigeria. Paper presented at Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Workshop on Peace Operations: New Directions for Turbulent Times, Addis Ababa, .
    • Krause, J. (2017). Patterns of Sexual Violence in Communal Conflicts [King’s College London and LSE, Workshop on Conflict-related sexual violence (organized by Jelke Boesten and Marsha Henry)].

    2016

    • Krause, J. (2016). A riot that did not take place: Macro- and Micro-Level Peacebuilding in Jos, Nigeria. Paper presented at Crime and Politics: Piracy and Beyond (organized by Ursula Daxecker), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Krause, J. (2016). Building Peace after Communal War: Gender and (Non)-Violence in Jos, Nigeria [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Folke Bernadotte Academy, Annual Workshop of the Research Working Group on UNSCR 1325].
    • Krause, J. (2016). Women’s Participation in Peace Processes and the Durability of Peace [Hebrew University, Jerusalem, International Workshop: ‘Gender and Security in Violent Contexts’, The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations]. Paper presented at International Workshop: ‘Gender and Security in Violent Contexts', Jerusalem, Israel.
    • Krause, J. (2016). Women’s Participation in Peace Processes and the Durability of Peace. Paper presented at International Workshop ‘Legacies of Armed Conflict: Southern African and Comparative Perspectives, Pretoria, South Africa.

    2014

    • Krause, J. (2014). Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: What does Academic Research tell us? (Panel Discussion Report from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict ). Global Diplomatic Forum.

    2011

    2009

    • Krause, J. (2009). Resource Wealth, Autonomy and Peace in Aceh: Managing the Economic Dimensions of Conflict and Peace Processes. Geneva: Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding.

    2018

    • Krause, J. (2018). Policy Brief: Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace. In Policy Brief: Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace Conflict, Security and Development Research, Group, War Studies, King's College London.

    Award

    • Krause, J. (2018). Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Grant.
    • Krause, J. (2018). ICRC Research Grant.
    • Krause, J. (2017). Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Grant.

    Talk / presentation

    • Krause, J. (invited speaker) (26-2-2019). Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War, University of Oxford.
    • Krause, J. (invited speaker) (22-2-2019). Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War, University of Essex.
    • Krause, J. (speaker) (2018). Restrained or Constrained? Elections, Armed Groups and Sexual Violence in Kenya and Nigeria., PRIO and Folke Bernadotte Academy.
    • Krause, J. (speaker) (2018). The Ethics of Ethnographic Sensibility in Conflict Zones, LSE London.
    • Krause, J. (speaker) (2018). Restrained or Constrained? Elections, Armed Groups and Sexual Violence in Kenya and Nigeria., Other.
    • Krause, J. (speaker) (2018). Stabilization and Local Conflicts: Communal Violence and Civil War in South Sudan, University of Trento.
    • Krause, J. (invited speaker) (2018). Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace, King’s College London, Department of War Studies.
    • Krause, J. (invited speaker) (8-1-2017). Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace, Folke Bernadotte Academy and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Research and Policy Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security in Mediation, with the Nordic Women Mediators Network.

    Others

    • Daxecker, U. (organiser), Birch, S. (organiser) & Krause, J. (organiser) (15-2-2018 - 16-2-2018). Election Violence Research Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    This list of publications is extracted from the UvA-Current Research Information System. Questions? Ask the library or the Pure staff of your faculty / institute. Log in to Pure to edit your publications. Log in to Personal Page Publication Selection tool to manage the visibility of your publications on this list.
  • Ancillary activities
    • No ancillary activities