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Blaise Muhire MA Blaise Muhire
Blaise Muhire

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Political Geography


October 2013PhD candidate at BIGSAS
2008-2009Master degree in Peace and Conflict Management at Center of Research and Action for Peace (School of Moral and Political Science of West Africa), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
2003-2007Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Kigali Independent University, Rwanda

Dissertation project

Violent conflicts in North-Kivu province in Eastern Congo have been generally associated with struggles about mineral resources. Issues of land, power and identity and the extent to which they involve diverse actors and networks in conflict dynamics are often overlooked. Through the 'politics of scale' approach, the aim of this study is to better understand the role of key actors, their networks as well as the ways in which they challenge peacebuilding intervention that deals with violent conflict in Bashali (Masisi-Eastern DR Congo).

Field experience related to the PhD Research:

  • 3 years grassroot experience, working with communities affected by violent conflicts.
  • Participatory-Action Research (PAR) for Conflict transformation
  • Applied Research in Peace building context
  • Planning, Monitoring and evaluation of peace building projects


Customary authority and multiple political order in Masisi (Eastern DR Congo), presented at Cambridge University organized by the African Studies Association in UK (ASAUK) under the panel “Customary authority in the Congo: power and conflict in past and present”. – September 2016

Land, Politics and Ethnicity in conflict settings: The case of Masisi, Eastern RD Congo, presented in San Diego (USA), under the panel “Problematizing Stateness and Non-Stateness in African Armed Movements”, organized by the African Studies Association (ASA). – November 2015

Land access, Ethnicity and Public authority in Masisi, North-Kivu, presented at European Conference for African Studies (ECAS) at the University of La Sorbonne (Paris), under the panel “Contest & Collusion: Local adaption to externally induced policies and practices in eastern DRC”. – July 2014

Land and violent conflict in Masisi (Eastern DR Congo), under the theme Governance at the edge of the state: public authority and property in conflict environment, organized by the Conflict Research Group (CRG) the University of Ghent. – September, 2014

Blaise Muhire

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Political Geography

Research interests

  • Property rights and land tenure
  • ethnicity
  • violent conflict
  • citizenship
  • political order in Africa
Blaise Muhire

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Political Geography


Referierte Beiträge in Zeitschriften (begutachtet)

Muhire, Blaise
Legal pluralism, customary authority and conflict in Masisi, (Eastern) Democratic Republic of Congo
In: Journal of Sociology and Development Bd. 1 (2017) Heft 1. - S. 1-21

Blaise Muhire

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Political Geography

MA Blaise Muhire

Room: 2.23, NW III

Telefon: +49 (0)921 / 55-7892
E-Mail: blaisemuhire@gmail.com

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