Roos van der Haer
Roos van der Haer is an assistant professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science.
Her current research focuses on the empirical examination of the causes and consequences of child soldiering, recruitment strategies of rebel groups, psychological consequences of conflict participation, quantitative survey research (especially in conflict settings), and more broadly, micro level conflict research. Her work has been published, among others, in the Journal of European International Relations, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Aggressive Behavior, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and Survey Methodology. She has conducted field research in the DRC, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Roos received her PhD from the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2012, and prior to that studied at the University of Leiden and the University of Manchester.
Roos van der Haer is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- civil wars
- children and youth in conflict and post-conflict societies
- rebel groups and their recruitment strategies
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