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Research interests

State/society relations in Africa; decentralization and democratization, ethnic and religious conflict; political violence, peace and security in Africa.

Ph.D. dissertation

“Placing Conflict: Religion and Politics in Kaduna State, Nigeria” (2015). Abstract.

Peer- reviewed publications

Angerbrandt, Henrik. 2018. Deadly elections: Post-election violence in Nigeria. Journal of Modern African Studies, 56(1): 143-167. DOI:10.1017/S0022278X17000490

Angerbrandt, Henrik. (2016). Struggles over Identity and Territory: Regional Identities in Ethnoreligious Conflict in Northern Nigeria. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 22(2): 172-192. DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2016.1169061

Angerbrandt, H. 2015. Religion, ethnicity and citizenship: Demands for territorial self-determination in southern Kaduna, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 33(2), 232-250. DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2015.1066081

Angerbrandt, H. 2011. Political decentralisation and conflict: The Sharia crisis in Kaduna, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 29(1), 15-31. DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2011.533057

Angerbrandt, H, L Lindström and 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.

Other publications

Boko Haram: ett korthus som man inte ska räkna bort Tiden magasin 2/2015 (with Mats Utas).

Inget dukat bord Internationella Studier Nr 2/2015.

Uudistuksilla Boko Haramia vastaan, Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs Nr 2/2015 (with Mats Utas).

A fair electoral process can ease divisions in Nigeria: decentralised politics brought on a new set of challenges in the north. Policy Note. Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala. Nr 2/2015.

Otryggheten bränsle för Boko Haram Under strecket, Svenska Dagbladet, 15 januari 2015.

I skuggan av Boko Haram: Nigeria går till val. Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor. Utrikespolitiska Institutet. Nr 10/2014.


Supervision of independent research projects, bachelor level

State and Democratization in the Third World, Political Science II (course coordinator)

Human Rights, Social Science II (course coordinator)

The Politics of Sustainable Development, Social Science II (course coordinator)

Power, Identity and Democratization, The Politics of Global Development, (teaching assistant)

Comparative Politics, Political Science I, (teaching assistant)

International Politics, Political Science I, (teaching assistant)