Visiting Professors Support TraCe Research

Annika Björkdahl and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl are new visiting professors at PRIF and TraCe

Annika Björkdahl & Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

In September 2023, PRIF welcomes two new visiting professors, Annika Björkdahl and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl.

In September and November, Annika Björkdahl is Visiting Fellow at the Re­search Center “Transformations of Political Violence (TraCe)“ and will be based at PRIF. During her stay, she will work on the re­lationship between gender and peace. In particular, she will examine the back­lash against UNSCR 1325 and continue her re­search on the women, peace, and se­curity agenda from the perspec­tive of politi­cal violence.

Annika Björkdahl is Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies at Lund University in Sweden. Her re­search focuses on the spatial turn in peace and con­flict studies, memory politics and the cultural heritage of war, peace­­building and transi­tional justice as well as norms in inter­­national law.

From September to October 2023, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl is a Visiting Fellow at TraCe. He will support TraCe as a Fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt, following the invitation of Hanna Pfeifer. In his time here, he will build on his research on interventions in civil wars. He will also examine trans­formations of conflict causes over time.

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl is a Universitair docent with tenure at Leiden University. In his research, he looks at the interaction between parties to civil war and, among other things, how quagmire can result from the interaction between the warring parties. His first book “Quagmire in Civil War” was published in 2020.