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Christian Davenport

Christian Davenport

Research Professor

Cyanne Loyle

Cyanne Loyle

PRIO Global Fellow

Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Senior Researcher


PhD Thesis

Lorentzen, Jenny (2020) Normative Encounters between the ‘Global’ and the ‘Local’: Women, Peace and Security in Mali and Rwanda. PhD thesis, Department of Political Science, Lund University, Lund: Sweden.

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Loyle, Cyanne & Christian Davenport (2020) Some left to tell the tale: Finding perpetrators and understanding violence in Rwanda, Journal of Peace Research 57(4): 507–520.
Loyle, Cyanne (2017) Transitional justice and political order in Rwanda, Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1366537.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2017) Norm appropriation through policy production: Rwanda’s gender policies, Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal 2(5): 658–674.
Hudson, Heidi (2014) Gendercidal Violence and the Technologies of Othering in Libya and Rwanda, Africa Insight 44(1): 103–120.


Salehyan, Idean (2009) Rebels Without Borders: Transnational Insurgencies in World Politics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Report - External Series

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Gender and Culture in Transitional Justice: Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts, Gender-Just Peace and Transitional Justice Working Paper Series, 2. Lund University.

Blog Posts

This Is How Countries End up in the “Inequality Trap”

Posted by Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, Sirianne Dahlum, Siri Camilla Aas Rustad & Gudrun Østby on Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Inequality fosters violent conflict, which again causes inequality, triggering a vicious cycle. In December the UN Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual ‘Human Development Report’. For 2019 the report focused on inequality. The report is being launched as nightly news is dominated by pictures of protests in countries like Lebanon, Iraq, Chile and Hong Kong. These ... Read more »

Measuring, “Denying” & “Trivializing” Deaths in the Case of Rwanda

Posted by Christian Davenport on Sunday, 2 November 2014

Reading “The Reign of ‘Terror” by Tomis Kapitan in the New York Times on October 19th, I was struck by the following passage: …the rhetoric of “terror” has had these effects: It erases any incentive the public might have to understand the nature and origins of their grievances so that ... Read more »

Rwanda, Remembrance and Research: Or, How Rwandan Violence Taught Me to Embrace Subnational/Disaggregated Conflict Studies and Integral Conflict Research

Posted by Christian Davenport on Thursday, 17 April 2014

Fourteen years ago I began a journey to understand the political violence that took place in Rwanda during the year of 1994. Toward this end, I brought with me the skills that I had at that time: 1) an interest in media as well as government-generated data and content analysis, ... Read more »

Rwanda, Research and the Wisdom of (Non)Responsiveness (or, Email is a Gift Not a Responsibility)

Posted by Christian Davenport on Monday, 10 March 2014

As I prepare for the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan political violence of 1994 (i.e., the genocide, the interstate war, the civil war and the other forms of activity that are not easily named), I am reminded of earlier correspondence and how the modern period conceives of communication as well ... Read more »

12 ways to navigate coverage for the 20th anniversary of Rwanda 1994

Posted by Christian Davenport on Monday, 3 March 2014

It is coming: the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan violence of 1994 (i.e., the interstate war, the civil war, the genocide, the sexual violence and some random wilding or, the genocide and civil war – depending upon who you are listening to).  Yes, it has been 20 years and yes it is ... Read more »