Emma Elfversson, Ph.D.


Uppsala Universitet

Country: Sweden

About Me:

My research interests concern ethnic politics and communal conflict, the role of state and non-state actors in addressing communal conflicts, and rural/urban dimensions of organized violence. I am currently involved in the research projects Vulnerable Cities and The Urban Dilemma, the latter as Principal Investigator. I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods; field research focuses on cases in Kenya. My doctoral thesis, Central Politics and Local Peacemaking: The Conditions for Peace after Communal Conflict (2017) is available here.

Research Interests

African Politics

Political Violence

Conflict Processes & War


Communal Conflict

Ethnic Politics

Urban Governance

Armed Conflict

Conflict Resolution

Countries of Interest