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Assistant Professor, Leiden University

Carolien Jacobs is Assistant Professor at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society. She has a background in International Development (MSc, Wageningen University) and in Legal Anthropology (PhD Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology/Wageningen University). She is interested in interdisciplinary research. Her research interests are in the fields of law, governance and international development, especially in Africa and in conflict-affected countries.

Since 2014 Carolien is involved in research on access to justice for internally displaced persons in the conflict-affected east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At present, she takes part in TRAFIG, a EU Horizon2020-funded project looking into transnational figurations of displacement. For more information, see


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    Assistant Professor, Leiden University