Anne Hennings is a research fellow at the University of Muenster and works on micropolitics of contested land deals in post-war contexts. Her research focuses on how the experience of war and violence influences activists and their choice of mobilization. In her research Anne considers gender dynamics and puts special emphasis on the role of ex-combatants in (non-violent) resistance and the resulting renegotiation of their place within society. Furthermore, she examines the impact of large-scale land deals on ongoing dynamics of conflict transformation and reconciliation.
Her work is related to the fields of critical agrarian studies and geography, movement studies, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding. Regionally, Anne works on Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Recently, she concluded an 18-months long ethnographic field research in Cambodia and Sierra Leone and was visiting fellow at the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation in Phnom Penh as well as at the Fourah Bay College in Freetown. Close collaboration with civil society and activists is a crucial aspect of her research.
2019. Women in Land Struggles: The Implications of Female Activism and Emotional Resistance for Gender Equity. In GLOCON Working Paper Series, No.9, Berlin.
2017. ‘With Soymilk to the Khmer Rouge: Challenges of Researching Ex-Combatants in Post-war Contexts.’ International Peacekeeping Online. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2017.1358621.
2017. ‘Governance by Contract from a Perspective of Power.’ In The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract, edited by Cutler, Claire A.; Dietz, Thomas, 57-75. London: Routledge. [with Fuchs, Doris]
2016. ‘Land Acquisitions in Post-Conflict Countries.’ In Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, edited by Thompson Paul B., Kaplan David M., 1-6. 2. Aufl. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_588-1.