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 first book, RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War (Cambridge University Press 2018), focuses on civilian agency and mobilization ‘from below’ and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars in Indonesia and Nigeria. It won the 2019 Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence by the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Conference Group of the American Political Science Association, and was runner-up for the 2019 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Award.
I am available to supervise PhD students and invite PhD research proposals in the areas of conflict, civilian protection, and peacebuilding, and gender and international security.
Personal website: janakrause.org