Corinna Jentzsch

Corinna Jentzsch is an assistant professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science. She studies civil wars and the emergence of informal institutions of security governance. Her current research focuses on community mobilization against insurgent violence, the formation of militias—parties to armed conflict that are neither incumbents nor insurgents—and their impact on civil war dynamics. She is also broadly interested in African politics, transnational aspects of civil wars, and peacekeeping. She has conducted field research in Mozambique, Zambia, and Malawi.

Before coming to Leiden, Corinna studied at Free University Berlin, Sciences Po Paris, and Yale University. She is a contributor to Africa is a Country (, and you can follow her on Twitter (@coboje).

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