Dr. Marie-Christine Heinze


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 focusing on the dagger (janbiya) in Yemen in the field of social anthropology at the University of Bielefeld was completed with summa cum laude in 2015. Since 2008, she has also regularly worked as a consultant on development, peacebuilding 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; conflict prevention, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction


CV and Publications/Presented Papers



Selected Publications:

  • & Mareike Transfeld, Mohamed al-Iriani, Maged Sultan (April 2021): Local Security Governance in Yemen in Times of War, YPC / CARPO Policy Report. Available online.
  • & Stacey Philbrick Yadav (June 2020): ‘For durable peace in Yemen, inclusion must mean more than simply a voice for civil actors’, in: Responsible Statecraft. Available online.
  • & Mareike Transfeld (March 2019): Understanding Peace Requirements in Yemen. Needs and Roles for Civil Society, Women, Youth, the Media and the Private Sector, CARPO Report 06. Available online.
  • (ed.) (2018): Yemen and the Search for Stability. Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring, London. Further information
  • & Sophie Stevens (July 2018): Women as Peacebuilders in Yemen, SDD / YPC. Online available.