Dr Judith Verweijen

Post:Lecturer in International Relations (International Relations)
Location:ARTS B 380b

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Judith holds master’s degrees in Contemporary History (2003) from the University of Leiden and in Conflict Studies & Human Rights (2006) from the University of Utrecht, where she also completed her PhD (2015) with a dissertation on micro-level interactions between the Congolese army and civilians in eastern DRC. 

Between 2013 and 2016, Judith was a Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala and the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University. In 2015 and 2016, she was Lead Researcher of the Rift Valley Institute’s Usalama project (phase II), on armed groups and governance in eastern DRC. In 2018, she was Co-Director of Study of RVI’s annual Great Lakes Course

After holding a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders for two years, being based at the Conflict Research Group of Ghent University, Judith joined the department of International Relations at Sussex in September 2018. 

Before entering academia, Judith worked on natural resources and governance in the DRC for different NGOs, was an election observer during the 2006 DRC elections, and worked for a European umbrella of young green organizations. 


Lecturer in International Security

Director of Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research