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Corinna Jentzsch

Assistant Professor

Dr. C. Jentzsch
+31 71 527 3456

Corinna Jentzsch is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University.

More information about Corinna Jentzsch

Corinna Jentzsch is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. Her research focuses on civilian collective action during civil war and conflict transformation and escalation. She is also broadly interested in social movements, political violence, peacekeeping, African politics, and fieldwork methods and ethics. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in southern Africa, including Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi.

Her recent book Violent Resistance: Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique (Cambridge University Press, 2022) examines how and why community-based militias form and spread. Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Geography, Civil Wars, Africa, ForeignAffairs.com, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, and several edited volumes.

She received her PhD from Yale University, and prior to that studied at Free University Berlin and Sciences Po Paris. She is an associate editor of the International Studies Review, a contributor to Africa is a Country, and you can follow her on Twitter (@coboje).

Curriculum Vitae Corinna Jentzsch

PhD supervision

Corinna Jentzsch is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • armed conflict and civil war
  • social movements and collective action
  • African politics and governance

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 6.06




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