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Jesper Bjarnesen

Senior researcher, The Nordic Africa Institute

Specialises in migration and mobility research in West Africa, with a primary interest in regional labour mobility between Burkina Faso and Côté d’Ivoire in wartime and post-conflict. Has co-edited a volume on “Violence in African Elections”, and co-written a chapter on the geographical distribution of violence around Burundi’s 2015 elections.


  • –present
    Senior researcher , Nordic Institute Africa


  • 2013 
    Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, PhD, Cultural anthropologist