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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

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

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Latest Publications

Amr Khafagy: Finance, Distribution and the Economic Objective of Financial Cooperative Institutions, in: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1-25 (early view).

Mariana Vilmondes Türke: Business and Human Rights in Brazil: Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence and Operational-Level Grievance Mechanisms in the Case of Kinross Paracatu Gold Mine, in: Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 15, n. 2

Themba Nyasulu: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC): The Role of Human Capital, in: International Journal of Economic Development (IJED), Vol. 12(1), pp. 82-107

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