Organisation och personal

Emma Elfversson

doktorand vid Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

018-471 7651
Gamla Torget 3, 1tr
753 20 Uppsala
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Kort presentation

The focus of my PhD project is durable resolution of local communal conflict, and the role of the state and other actors in resolving such conflicts, focusing on cases in Africa. I investigate the dynamics between local conflict resolution processes and central government strategies, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Case studies focus on communal conflicts in Kenya.

Nyckelord: peacebuilding conflict research conflict resolution mediation communal conflict kenya africa

Mina kurser



Supervisor, Bachelor and MA level theses.

Previous: Course director within the A-level web-based course in Peace and Conflict; course director and lecturer, Conflict Resolution (B-level); seminar leader and grading student papers, International Conflict Resolution (MA level).

Publications and papers

Elfversson, Emma, 2016. "Peace from below: Governance and peacebuilding in Kerio Valley, Kenya." Journal of Modern African Studies 54(3): 469-493. 

Elfversson, Emma, 2015. "Providing security or protecting interests? Government interventions in violent communal conflicts in Africa." Journal of Peace Research 52(6): 791-805. 

Brosché, Johan & Emma Elfversson, 2012. “Communal Conflict, Civil War, and the State: Complexities, Connections, and the Case of Sudan”. African Journal on Conflict Resolution 12(1): 33-60.

Emma Johansson, Joakim Kreutz, Peter Wallensteen, Christian Altpeter, Sara Lindberg, Mathilda Lindgren, Ausra Paskocimaite (2010). A New Start for EU Peacemaking? Past Record and Future Potential, UCDP Paper, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University

Johansson, Emma, 2008. 'Truth, Reconciliation and Post-Conflict Democratization: A Minor Field Study on the Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Societal Transformation in South Africa', Minor Field Study (MFS) report, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, December 2008

Working papers

Elfversson, Emma, 2016. "The political conditions for local peacemaking: A comparative study of communal conflict resolution in Kenya." Last presented at the Annual Conference of the Conflict Research Society, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 September, 2016.

Johansson, Emma, 2011. "Managing Communal Conflicts: The Role of the State." Last presented at the 52nd Annual International Studies Association Convention, Montreal, Canada, 16-19 March, 2011.

Contributions to Publications

Pettersson, Therése & Lotta Themnér (eds.). 2012. States in Armed Conflict 2011. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet.

Pettersson, Therése & Lotta Themnér (eds.). 2011. States in Armed Conflict 2010. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet.

Pettersson, Therése & Lotta Themnér (eds.). 2010. States in Armed Conflict 2009. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet.

Harbom, Lotta & Ralph Sundberg (eds.). 2009. States in Armed Conflict 2008. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet.

Harbom, Lotta & Ralph Sundberg (eds.). 2008. States in Armed Conflict 2007. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet.


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