Hannah Dönges

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Hannah Dönges
Doctoral Researcher

Email:  hannah.donges (at) graduateinstitute.ch
Phone: +41 (0)22 908 58 83


Hannah Dönges is a Doctoral Researcher at the CCDP and a PhD Candidate in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She has been awarded the Doc.CH scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation for her dissertation research, which focuses on protection of civilians in armed conflicts.

Hannah holds a Master’s degree in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute and has further studied at the George Washington University (graduate exchange), Passau University (B.A. in European Studies) and Sciences Po Toulouse (Certificat d’Etudes Politiques).

Prior to joining the CCDP, Hannah has worked with the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey on several publications related to small arms, armed actors, and armed violence. She also collaborated with the Nairobi-based Africa regional office of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue on mediation in armed conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as with the Brookings Institution and the European Council on Foreign Relations on transatlantic relations and security politics.

Field(s) of Interest:
  • UN peacekeeping and humanitarianism
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular South Sudan
  • Civil-military relations in conflict interventions
  • International bureaucracies, norms and practices
  • Aspects of armed violence, including armed violence monitoring as well as armed violence prevention and reduction strategies
  • Non-state armed actors and discourses on terrorism
  • 2017. 'Südsudan: Peacekeeping am Limit. Grenzen des Schutzes von Zivilisten durch die VN-Friedensmission.' SWP Aktuell 2017/A 09. https://www.swp-berlin.org/publikation/suedsudan-peacekeeping-am-limit/

  • 2016. 'There are no Quick Fixes in South Sudan.' International Peace Institute's Global Observatory. https://theglobalobservatory.org/2016/08/south-sudan-unmiss-machar-kiir/

  • 2016. ‘Protection of Civilians needs to be understood as a collaborative strategy and not a campsite.’ Global Peace Operations Review, June 2016, New York University Center on International Cooperation, pp. 12-21.

  • (with Jovana Carapic). 2016. 'Attacks on Education in Conflict, Post-Conflict and Non-Conflict Settings.' In H. Kury et al. Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 141-174. 

  • 2015. (with Khristopher Carlson and Joanna Wright). ‘In the Line of Fire: Elephant and Rhino Poaching in Africa.’ Small Arms Survey 2015. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 6-35.

  • 2015. (with Oliver Jütersonke). ‘Digging for Trouble: Violence and Frontier Urbanization.’ Small Arms Survey 2015. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 36-57.

  • 2015. (with Keith Krause). ‘The Politics of Words: Defining Conflict.’ Global Burden of Armed Violence and Development: Every Body Counts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 53, ‘Violent Deaths and the Arab Uprisings.’ Global Burden of Armed Violence and Development, pp. 68-69; (with Matthias Nowak). ‘Beyond homicide: non-lethal firearms violence.’ Global Burden of Armed Violence and Development, p. 73; ‘”Honour Killings” in the Family Sphere.’ Global Burden of Armed Violence and Development, p. 111.

  • 2014. (with Aaron Karp). ‘Women and Gun Ownership.’ Small Arms Survey Research Notes on Armed Actors. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.

  • 2014. ‘Vertrauen Braucht Zeit. Konfliktlösung im Nigerianischen Bundesstaat Plateau.’ Internationale Politik, Januar/Februar 2014, Sonderbeilage Mercator Kolleg 2013, pp. 15-18.

  • 2012. (with Luigi de Martino) ‘Conflicts: Defining the Concepts.’ Small Arms Survey 2012 Everyday Dangers. Cambridge University Press, pp. 8-9.