Congratulations to HRREC Member Kirsten Van Houten!

Kirsten Van Houten

Congratulations to our HRREC member Kirsten Van Houten who has defended her doctoral thesis last November 5, 2018!

Her thesis is entitled "Translating Interests and Negotiating Hybridity: The Contributions of Local Civil Society Organisations to Peacebuilding in South Kivu".

Kirsten’s research examines the way that local civil society organizations identify, address and represent the needs of their communities in hybridized peacebuilding processes in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Adopting an intersectional approach rooted in post-colonialism, this research seeks to contribute to discussions on local knowledge and agency in peacebuilding processes as well as the case literature on the DRC.

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