Dr Krijn Peters

Dr Krijn PetersDr Krijn Peters joined the Political and Cultural Studies Department in  2010 having been a lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies, Swansea University since 2005. He obtained his PhD at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, undertaking an investigation into armed conflict and post-war reintegration trajectories of youthful ex-combatants in Sierra Leone. His current research focuses on armed conflict and post-war reconstruction in Africa; on corporate social responsibility and human rights violations of transnational corporations active in Sub Saharan Africa, and on drug trafficking in West Africa.  He has provided consultancy services for a number of international organisations, including the World Bank, Plan International and the Institute for Security Studies. In 2010 he was appointed as Visiting Fellow International Crimes and Criminology at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University, Amsterdam. In 2012 he was a Research Fellow at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre in Ghana, and conducted research on drug trafficking in the region.

Recent publications include:

PETERS, K. 2012 ‘Youth, Wars and Violence in West Africa’. In History Compass Vol. 10 (12) pp 879- 888

PETERS, K. 2011. “The Crisis of Youth in Post-war Sierra Leone. Problem solved?” in Africa Today, Special Issue: Everyday lives in Post-war Sierra Leone. eds. Shepler, S. & Ibrahim, I. Vol 58 (2).  Pp. 128-153

KUNKELER, J. & PETERS, K. (2011) “The Boys are coming to Town. Youth, armed conflict and urban violence in developing countries” for International Journal of Conflict and Violence Special Issue: youth violence – international and historical perspectives Vol. 5(2) pp. 277-291

PETERS, K. 2011. War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leone. International African Institute Library Series, Cambridge University Press. pp. 274

PETERS, K. 2010. Local communities, militias and rebel movements; the case of the RUF in Sierra Leone. In Militias, Rebels and Islamist Militants –Human Insecurity and State Crises in Africa. eds. Okumu, W. & Ikelegbe, A. Institute for Security Studies, South Africa. pp. 389-415.

DUPUY, K & PETERS, K. 2009. War and Children Praeger Security International, Greenwood Publishing Group, US. pp. 204