Research interests

Decentralization, community and development; religion and politics in Africa; civil society and democratization in Africa.

In my dissertation project I am writing on religious and ethnic conflicts in Nigeria, with special reference to the sharia issue in Kaduna State. I am a member of the Politics of Development Group (PODSU) in the department, which has a well established relation to the Centre for Research and Documentation (CRD) in Kano, which I am affiliated to in Nigeria.

In my dissertation project I am writing on religious and ethnic conflicts in Nigeria, with special reference to the sharia issue in Kaduna State. I am a member of the Politics of Development Group (PODSU) in the department, which has a well established relation to the Centre for Research and Documentation (CRD) in Kano, which I am affiliated to in Nigeria.

Publications

H Angerbrandt, L Lindström, M de la Torre-Castro (2011) "What is this thing called 'community' good for?" in R Chuenpagdee (ed.) World Small-Scale Fisheries: Contemporary Visions. Delft: Eburon.

H Angerbrandt. (2011). Political decentralisation and conflict: The Sharia crisis in Kaduna, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 29(1), 15-31.

Teaching

I am the course coordinator of State and Democratization in the Third World (Political Science II), and of Human Rights (Social Studies). I also have lectures and seminars on the courses Power, Identity and Democratization (The Politics of Global Development), Comparative Politics and International Politics (Political Science I).

Lectures, presentations, conferences etc.

2011 – Swedish National Ph.D. Candidate Conference on Peace and Conflict Research. Uppsala, 15-16 December.

2011 – 4th European Conference on African Studies. Presentation of "Scalar Dimensions of Community: The sharia implementation in Nigeria as example", Uppsala, 15-18 June.

2011 – Lecture for EU election observers in upcoming Nigerian elections at Sida. 2 March.

2010 – Science Outreach Workshop: Communication and Local Communities. Zanzibar, 6-11 December.

2010 – Nordic Africa Days. Presentation of  ”Scalar and Community Dimensions of the Sharia Question in Northern Nigeria”, Åbo, 30 September - 1 October.