Dr. Marie-Christine Heinze


Marie-Christine Heinze holds a master in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and International and European Law (University of Bonn) and a master in Peace and Security Studies (University of Hamburg). Her PhD thesis on material culture and socio-political change in Yemen in the field of Social Anthropology (University of Bielefeld) was completed in 2015. Since 2008, she has regularly worked as a consultant on development, peacebuilding and political change in Yemen. At CARPO, she takes responsibility for the academic quality management of the publications and leads on the implementation of projects focusing on conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding in Yemen. She is editor of the book Yemen and the Search for Stability. Power, Politics and Society After the Arab Spring (I.B. Tauris 2018) and publishes regularly on Yemen.

Focus & topics: Yemen; political transformation; conflict prevention, peacebuilding, stabilization and post-conflict reconstruction; civil-military relations and security system reform; ethnicity, and gender; civil society;


CV and Publications/Presented Papers


heinze [at] carpo-bonn.org


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 (08.06.2020): ‘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.