Biography

Dr Sarah Jenkins joined UEA as a Lecturer in Politics and International Development in August 2016. She was awarded her PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in 2013, and has since held posts as a Teaching Fellow in International Security at the University of Warwick (2013-2014), and a Research Associate in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University (2014-2016).

Sarah’s research interests lie at the intersection of democratisation, identity politics, and political violence. Her current research examines the nature and dynamics of electoral violence and malpractice in sub-Saharan Africa. More broadly she is interested in the micro-level dynamics of violence and peace in ethnically divided societies, urban insecurity, peace-building, and democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa. She was awarded the prize for the Best Doctoral Paper in Nationalism Studies at the Association for the Study of Nationalities conference in 2011, and has since published in African Affairs, Civil Wars, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Sarah has also worked as a consultant on democratisation, conflict, and security in Kenya for the Overseas Development Institute, Coffey International, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

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