Cornell University

Altruistic Host? Land Politics and Refugee Settlements in Uganda

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:30am to 4:30am

Institute of African Development Seminar Series

Kathleen Klaus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco, Her research focuses on political violence, land rights, elections, and migration, with a focus on the sub-Saharan region of Africa. She is currently completing a book manuscript, “Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political Violence in Kenya”. Klaus has conducted extensive research in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi. She has received support for her research from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, and the IIE Fulbright.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, the African Studies Review, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and Political Behavior. Before coming to USF, Klaus was a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University and a Buffet Institute postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, with a focus on modern African history, as well as a doctorate in International Relations from Peking University. 

Professor Klaus has received her BA and MA from Smith College in Government and Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Today she will be speaking about Altruistic Host? Land Politics and Refugee Settlements in Uganda.


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