Evelyne is a researcher at BICC and a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn, focusing on the interface of social-ecological transformations in Rural Africa. With a strong focus on developments within frontier spaces, she is particularly interested in understanding the dynamics of organized violence among pastoral communities, specifically the Pokot, Samburu, and Turkana in Northern Kenya. Evelyne has a deep understanding of interdisciplinary approaches and engages with diverse perspectives to enhance her work. Her commitment to contributing to academic knowledge and addressing real-world challenges makes her an asset in the field of megaprojects and understaning violent conflicts in Northern Kenya.
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Frontier, Violence, Infrastructure projects, community based armed groups, pastoralists, Northern Kenya
Countries Of Expertise
As a little girl growing up in rural African village, Evelyne always had a dream to do something impactful within grassroot levels as a way of staying connected to her roots and also telling the stories of those who might not have the opportunity to do so themselves. A study trip to North Western parts of Kenya forever made her dream come true after interacting with indigenous pastoral communities who were continuously affected not only by violent conflicts but also by prolonged drought and scanty infrastructures. Finding a course aligning with her dream propelled her to study and work within these pastoral communities. Evelyne's professional journey as a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn reflects her unwavering commitment to exploring conflict and violence theories within the context of social-ecological transformations in Rural Africa. Her pioneering research within the sub-project "Violent Futures? Contestations along the Frontier" highlights her dedication to understanding the complex dynamics of frontier spaces and their impact on pastoral communities. As a testament to her scholarly achievements, Evelyne has presented her research at various national and international conferences, garnering recognition and acclaim within academic circles. Committed to academic excellence, she actively engages with her peers, fostering intellectual dialogues and collaborations. Through her research, she aims to make a significant contribution to scholarship, policy, and the pursuit of a more peaceful and sustainable future for Rural Africa.