Dr. Markus Rudolf

Function: Senior Researcher
Phone: +49 228 911 96-57
E-Mail: markus.rudolf(at)

Beginning at BICC / current duty

Markus Rudolf joined BICC in March 2015 as a researcher in the research project on protracted refugee situations “Protected instead of protracted—strengthening refugees and peace” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development within the framework of the special initiative “Fighting the causes of refugee movements, reintegrating refugees". The focus of the project is on return and local (re)-integration of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as their role in peace processes.

Key expertise

Qualitative studies of displacement, peace and conflict. He is a Sociologist and Social Anthropologist with interest and experience in conflict management pertaining to humanitarian aid, crisis management and post-crisis assistance, forced displacement, ethnic violence, gender-based violence, human rights, youth at risk, conflict management, and the political economy of violent conflicts.

(Academic) education / CV:

Markus Rudolf studied in Saarbrücken, Berlin, Halle (Germany) and Pueblo (USA). He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from MLU Halle as well as Master Degrees in Social Anthropology, Sociology, Latin American Studies as well a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology.

He previously worked as a conflict researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (MPI) and as a consultant for humanitarian issues with international organisations such as the World Bank, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), World Vision, Concern Universal, GIZ, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), and others. Besides that he has been lecturing in Halle and Berlin, and coaching trainings for staff of various international NGOs.

His latest projects dealt with Protection, Conflict Analysis and the  Development of a Do-No-Harm Toolkit in the DR Congo; Vulnerability and Resilience among Internally Displaced Persons and Host Families in North Kivu, DRC; Political Economy Analysis of Forced Displacement in Casamance; and Gender and Conflict in Senegal.

You find more information at the website of Markus Rudolf.


List of publications (pdf)