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Darina Pellowska

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PhD Student

Address:
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.23 / 2.24 / 2.27 / 2.32
44789 Bochum

Germany

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26163

Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Research Project

Humanitarian Assistance and Conflict Economies: Analyzing Humanitarian Resource Networks in Darfur (Sudan)

Working in conflict settings means for humanitarian organizations that they must cope with belligerent groups and their distinct political and economic agendas – agendas that often do not comply with humanitarian norms and principles. My doctoral research project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the difficult interplay between humanitarian organizations and belligerent groups in Darfur (Sudan). I use network analysis to examine the social production and effects of inter-relations between local humanitarian resource structures and belligerent economies. I use a qualitative comparative case study design which mainly builds on long-term participant observation and interviews with three humanitarian NGOs and two conflict parties in North Darfur. Field work will start in Summer 2018.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul

Research interests

  • conflict onset and dynamics
  • local policies of humanitarian assistance, esp. local interactions of humanitarian organizations with conflict stakeholders
  • targeting and logistics of humanitarian assistance
  • social network analysis
  • organizational sociology

Workshops and Conferences


  • NEEDS 2018 - The Third Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, March 2018; Panel 7: Aidnography - The Everyday Practices Of Humanitarian Assistance (presentation of "Towards Conceptualizing Humanitarian Aid Diversion – A Social Network Approach")
  • Ph.D. Workshop: "Critical perspectives on NGOs in Development" in Oslo, August 2017

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Ruth Knoblich and Dr. Tobias Schonwetter: Rising Middle-IP Powers dissolving the North/South polarization in the international IP system (blog article on the IP Unit's blog-website)

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Dr. Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada: A Note on Revenue Distribution Patterns and Rent-Seeking Incentive, in: International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Volume 8, No. 2, pp. 196-204.

Raffael Beier: Social Movements as Drivers of Urban Policy: The Case of the Arab Uprisings in North Africa. In: Schoch, Aline and Reto Bürgin (eds.), Urbane Widerstände – Urban Resistance. Peter Lang: Bern, pp. 63-78.

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IEE on Tour

April 26 - May 01:
Johannes Norpoth
at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, for the workshop "5 Years After Rana Plaza: Consequences for Labor Standards", presenting "Practices of legality in transnational labour regulation: The case of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety"

IEE on Field Research

Raffael Beier has a research stay at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague/The Netherlands from mid-March to mid-May 2018.

Ruth Knoblich spends a research period for her PhD as an EUSA-ID Scholar at the University of Cape Town/South Africa from January 2017 to April 2018.