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Karin Nijenhuis


Dr.mr. C.T. Nijenhuis
+31 71 527 7377

For an overview of Karin Nijenhuis' publications, visit her profile on the ASCL website.

Karin Nijenhuis guides students, ranging from Bachelor to PhD level, through interactive teaching, coaching and employability skills training. She is a board member of the Master/Research Master African Studies programme (MAAS/ResMAAS), chair of the Master African Studies, and BKO coordinator (University Teaching Qualification). She is involved in the following courses: Africa in Practice (MAAS), Economy, Geography and Society in Africa (MAAS); Thematic Fields: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations (ResMAAS); Global Challenges: Prosperity (Leiden University College The Hague); and International Leiden Leadership Programme (Honours Academy).

Dr Karin Nijenhuis studied human geography (MA, University of Amsterdam) and law and sociology (LLM, University of Groningen) and holds a PhD from Wageningen University. Her PhD research was on land conflict in Mali in relation to farmers’ rural mobility due to climate change among other factors (available open access).

Karin has extensive management, teaching and research experience with a geographical focus on West and East Africa. She coordinated the Assumptions programme (New roles for Civil Society Organisations for Inclusive Development) for the INCLUDE knowledge platform, managed large NUFFIC-funded training institute projects for legal professionals in Uganda and Rwanda, and worked as a project manager at Oxfam Novib. She taught at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University and gave workshops at Beninese and Malian universities. Karin is also a communication skills trainer and an experienced moderator.


  • Afrika-Studiecentrum
  • Wetenschappelijke staf

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B55a


  • Zen.nl Zen teacher and coach; Dialogue training
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