Marie-Christine Heinze holds a master in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and International and European Law from the University of Bonn and a master in Peace and Security Studies from the University of Hamburg. Her PhD thesis on material culture and socio-political change in Yemen in the field of social anthropology at the University of Bielefeld was successfully completed in 2015. Amongst others, she is currently head of an academic exchange project with the University of Sanaa on peace-building and state-building in Yemen at the University of Bonn, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Since 2008, she has also regularly worked as a consultant on development and political change in Yemen.
Focus & topics: Yemen; political transformation; civil-military relations and security studies; historical background and collective memory; identifications and mobilization: religion, ethnicity, and gender; civil society and societal politics
CV and Publications/Presented Papers
- & Marwa Baabbad: ‘Women nowadays do anything’. Women’s role in peace, conflict and security in Yemen, CARPO / Saferworld / YPC (June 2017). Online available.
- Women’s role in peace and security in Yemen. Literature review, CARPO / Saferworld / YPC (December 2016). Online available.
- “From the margins of Yemen into the heart of the country, from fist-fights on Change Square to control of the capital city. Spatial manifestations of the Ḥūthī ascension to power”, in: Stephan Conermann & Elena Smolarz (eds.): Mobilizing Religion: Networks and Mobility, Berlin: EB-Verlag (2015), pp. 21-64.
- “On ‚gun culture‘ and ‚civil statehood‘ in Yemen”, in: Journal of Arabian Studies 4/1 (2014), pp. 70-95.
- & Sarah Ahmed: Integrating women’s security interests into police reform in Yemen, Yemen Polling Center Policy Report 1, Sanaa: June 2013. Available in English and Arabic.
- & Hafez Albukari: “People Perceived (In)Security Levels”, in: ITPCM International Commentary 9/32 (April 2013): Yemen on the Verge of Change, pp. 23-26. Available online.
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