Visiting Lecturer

About Mareike Schomerus

Mareike Schomerus (PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science) is Vice President at Busara. She is a widely published researcher on violent conflict and how international engagement responds to it; evidence-based policy and the mental models that can shape it; as well as behavioral mechanisms in post-conflict recovery, for which she has developed a body of work on the ‘mental landscape’ of lives in or after situations of violence. She has conducted applied multi-method research for a wide range of international organisations and was formerly Director of Programme Politics and Governance at ODI in London and Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, also at ODI. She is the co-editor of two volumes (on African secessionism and South Sudan’s borderlands (Palgrave Macmillan) and author of the monographs The Lord’s Resistance Army: Violence and Peacemaking in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Lives Amid Violence: Transforming Development in the Wake of Conflict (Bloomsbury, 2023). 

Mareike Schomerus

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