Mareike Schomerus

Mareike Schomerus

Head of Programme (acting)

Mareike is a Research Fellow in Politics and Governance. She has worked on the resolution of violent conflict, civilian-military relations, use of information technology, media and evidence in situations of conflict and political contestation, provisions of civilian security and articulations of justice and security by actors in situations of violent conflict. She has worked in Africa and Asia.

Most recent publications are “‘And then He Switched Off the Phone:’ Mobile phone coverage, political ‘voice’ and the power of information in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State” (with Anouk Rigterink), Stability Journal (Special Issue on ICTs in Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa), 4/1, (2015); “Improvising Border Security: ‘A Situation of Security Pluralism’ along South Sudan’s Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo” (with Lotje de Vries), Security Dialogue, 45/3, (2014) and The Borderlands of South Sudan:  Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Christopher Vaughan, Mareike Schomerus and Lotje de Vries (eds.). New York: Palgrave/ Macmillan (2013).

Mareike has worked on the resolution of violent conflict, civilian-military relations, use of information technology, media and evidence in situations of conflict and political contestation, knowledge and power, provisions of civilian security and articulations of justice and security by actors in situations of violent conflict. She has worked in Africa and Asia, with a particular focus on South Sudan. Mareike speaks German.


Mareike has been a Research Fellow at ODI since 2015. Formerly a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she has consulted for a vast range of organisations in research, policy and practice and worked as a broadcast journalist.

 

Publications include:

Journals:

Schomerus, M., & Rigterink, A.S. (2015) ‘And then He Switched Off the Phone’: Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 4(1).Schomerus, M., & Rigterink, A.S. (2015) ‘And then He Switched Off the Phone’: Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 4(1).

Schomerus, M., & De Vries, L. (2014). Improvising border security: 'A Situation of Security Pluralism' along South Sudan’s Borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Security Dialogue, 45(3 (Special Issue Governance of Border Security in Practice)).

Schomerus, M. (2012). "They forget what they came for": Uganda's army in Sudan. Journal of Eastern African Studies, 6(1).

Schomerus, M., & Seckinelgin, H. (2015). Evidence-based policymaking in Myanmar? Considerations of a post-conflict development dilemma. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Books:

Vaughan, C., Schomerus, M., & De Vries, L. (Eds.). (2013). The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and identity in contemporary and historical perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book sections:

Schomerus, M. (2015). “Make Him Famous”: The single conflict narrative of Kony and Kony2012 In d. Waal (Ed.), Reclaiming activism: Western advocacy in contention. London: Zed Books.

Schomerus, M. (2014). Policy of government and policy of culture: Understanding the rules of law in the "context" of South Sudan's Western Equatoria State. In D. Marshall (Ed.), The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Media Coverage

Mareike wrote this blog for the Washington Post in August 2015.

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