Emery Mushagalusa Mudinga is a lecturer, researcher and consultant based at the Institute for Rural Development Studies – ISDR Bukavu - DR. Congo. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and a Master’s degree in Development studies. His research focus on land grabs dynamics and peasants resistance in Africa, armed groups dynamics, resource conflicts, peacebuilding and research ethics (with focus on science and knowledge decolonization and research collaboration). He is one of the researchers working for the Conflict Research Programme (CRP) hosted at the London School of Economics and the Gent University. Emery Mudinga is also the scientific coordinator of the Land Rush project based at ISDR Bukavu and Université catholique de Louvain. He works as "Collaborateur Scientifique" at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. Prior to ISDR-Bukavu, Emery worked as a Technique Advisor in Conflicts Transformation, Peacebuilding, Civil Society Organizations Capacity building and Advocacy at the Life and Peace Institute in DR. Congo. He also worked with Action for Peace and Concord as a Program Officer in Conflicts Transformation.