Jan Abbink is an anthropologist-historian and carries out research on the history and cultures of the Horn of Africa (Northeast Africa), particularly Ethiopia.
Akinyinka Akinyoade's research activities are on population health and development, with special attention on fertility dynamics in West Africa.
Dr. Azeb Amha is a linguist interested in Afroasiatic languages; she is also the coordinator of the Research Masters African Studies.
Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist whose work has a clearly interdisciplinary character. She has done fieldwork in Cameroon, Chad and Mali and an important theme throughout is how people manage risk (drought, war, etc.) in both rural and urban areas.
Fantu Cheru is a political economist. His research concentrates on emerging powers and African development, natural resources (in particular mining) governance, and South-South cooperation in agriculture and food security.
Marleen Dekker is a development economist and human geographer.
Prof. Ton Dietz has been Director of the African Studies Centre since 1 May 2010 and is also Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University.
Han van Dijk is an anthropologist. Having studied forestry, his research now focuses on political decentralization, land tenure, natural resource management and farmer-herder strategies in response to climate variability and development policy.
Rijk van Dijk is an anthropologist. He is an expert on Pentecostalism, globalization and transnationalism, migration, youth and healing.
Michel Doortmont is a historian with a research interest in the history and culture of Anglophone West Africa, the Atlantic slave trade, and the Black Atlantic.
Jan-Bart Gewald is a historian specialized in the social history of Africa.
Mayke Kaag is a social anthropologist interested in processes of change and continuity in West and West-Central Africa.
André Leliveld is a development economist and does research on informal insurance and social-support systems and community-based (health) insurance schemes in Africa.
Marcel Rutten's research activities concentrate on natural resource management, notably of land and water, in (semi-)arid Africa.
Chibuike Uche is the chairholder of the Stephen Ellis Chair for the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa.
Klaas van Walraven is a historian and political scientist currently working on the history of colonialism and decolonisation in French Equatorial Africa.
Junior / Postdoctoral researchers
Kassim Assouma is a PhD candidate and a Junior Researcher in the NWO-funded project, “Increasing Political Leverage of Informal and Formal Workers’ Organisations for Inclusive Development: The cases of Ghana and Benin”.
Willem Elbers’ research activities are on civil society and lobby and advocacy.
Tanja Hendriks works as a junior researcher for the NWO-funded project Increasing Political Leverage of Informal and Formal Workers’ Organizations for Inclusive Development: the Cases of Ghana and Benin.
Jasmijn van Holsteijn works as a research assistant for the ASCL/Liliane Foundation project Breaking Down Barriers to Exclusion. Building Capacity for Lobby and Advocacy for Children with Disabilities.
Agnieszka Kazimierczuk is working in the framework of the NWO-funded project Dutch Multinational Businesses, Dutch Government and the Promotion of Productive Employment in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Retired research fellows
Wouter van Beek is an anthropologist whose main thematic interests are religion, cultural ecology and tourism.
Wim van Binsbergen retired in 2012. He is still doing research and remains affiliated to the African Studies Centre.
Dick Foeken is a human geographer and his main research interests are urban poverty, urban water supply and urban agriculture in Africa.
Jan Hoorweg is currently seconded to Moi University as coordinator of the Coast Environment Research Station (CERS).
Posted on 11 April, 2012. Last modified on February 20, 2017
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