Johanna Söderström

Chief Ethics

Johanna Söderström is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, and a member of the research network Varieties of Peace and Politics After War. Söderström has a PhD in political science (2011, Uppsala University). Overall, her work is concerned with questions concerning democratization after war, peacebuilding and statebuilding, often focusing on former combatants. Her typical regional focus is Sub-Saharan Africa, and she has worked a lot on Liberia in the past. Her most recent book Living Politics After War (Manchester University Press) deals with the intrinsically politicized life after war that veterans from both the Global South and Global North are faced with as they come home from war. The book is based on three cases: Colombia, Namibia and the USA. 


Ethics advisor,

Dr. Kingsley L. Madueke lectures at the Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has a Master’s in Conflict Management and Peace Studies from University of Jos. His research interests centre on urban conflict, collective violence, extremism and peacebuilding. His works have been published in Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Spectrum, African Studies Review, Journal of Contemporary African studies, Civil Wars and Cosmopolitan Civil Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal.


Ethics Advisor,

Dr. Rudabeh Shahid is a multidisciplinary scholar who studies South Asia combining the lens of political science, anthropology, and history. Dr. Shahid is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the New College of Florida. Until recently, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Politics, University of York. Additionally, she is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council and a Senior Consultant at the European Institute for International Law and International Relations. Her research focuses on ethnic and migration issues in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and eastern and north-eastern India.