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Land Security and Patterns of Election Violence in Kenya

When: Friday, January 29, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Program of African Studies
Department of Political Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The presentation will examine the relationship between land rights and political violence in the context of Kenya’s 2007-08 post-election violence. Drawing on 15 months of multi-method fieldwork, including a household-level survey, I explain how land insecurity affects civilian experiences with election violence.

Kathleen Klaus, Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, received her PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BA from Smith College. Her broader research interests include political violence, African politics, elections, and field research methods. She has also conducted extensive fieldwork in Ghana and Malawi.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. 

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