Kasper Hoffmann

Kasper Hoffmann

Assistant professor

  • Section for Global Development

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Bygning B 1. sal, Building: 1.102

    Phone: +45 35 33 37 27

My research focuses on three main issues: The formation of political identities, the production of political authority and territory, and emerging forms of governance in conflict settings. Specifically, I focus on the intersection between the formation of ethnic identities and processes of territorialisation and on emerging forms of rebel and land governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

I am part of the ERC research programme “Rule and Rupture: State formation through the local production of property and citizenship” and the “Conflict Research Programme”. Through these programmes, I conduct research on the nexus between land governance, property rights, and land conflicts in urban areas, the social and economic effects of roadblocks, and the effects of donor interventions in land conflicts in rural areas, all in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Selected publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Ethnogovernmentality: The making of ethnic territories and subjects in eastern DR Congo

    Hoffmann, Kasper, 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Geoforum.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Rebel rule: A governmentality perspective

    Hoffmann, Kasper & Verweijen, J., 2019, In : African Affairs. 118, 471, p. 352–374 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Courses au pouvoir: The struggle over customary capital in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Hoffmann, Kasper, Vlassenroot, K. & Mudinga, E., 2020, In : Journal of Eastern African Studies. 14, 1, p. 125-144 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Myths set in motion: The moral economy of mai mai governance

    Hoffmann, Kasper, 1 Jan 2015, Rebel Governance in Civil War. Arjona, A., Kasfir, N. & Mampilly, Z. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 158-179 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Taxation, stateness and armed groups: public authority and resource extraction in Eastern Congo

    Hoffmann, Kasper, Vlassenroot, K. & Marchais, G., 2016, In : Development and Change. 47, 6, p. 1434–1456 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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