Margot Leegwater, Land access and local conflicts in Rwanda

Margot Leegwater is an anthropologist who started her PhD in January 2008. She examines land access in rural southeastern Rwanda in relation to land-tenure and ethnicity policies. Her research is based on the premise that ethnic problems in a post-conflict situation can best be studied through the concrete example of land access practices. The project is part of the IS Academy partnership between the African Studies Centre and the Africa Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On 16 September 2015, Margot Leegwater succesfully defended her dissertation at the VU University, Amsterdam.

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