Hennings, Anne, M.A.

Hennings, Anne

Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Raum: 314
Scharnhorststr. 100
D-48151 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-29350
Fax: +49 251 83-25383


Ich bin momentan in Kambodscha bzw. Sierra Leone und forsche zu Dynamiken rund um Landinvestionen in Postkonfliktgesellschaften.

  • Forschungsschwerpunkte

    • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
    • Peacebuilding und Konflikttransformation
    • Kämpfe um Land und Ressourcen
    • Flucht und Vertreibung
    • Regionalfokus: Süd(ost)asien und Subsahara Afrika
  • Promotion

    Disassembling Resistance against Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Post-Conflict Countries: Peacebuilding and Reconciliation under Threat?


    My thesis focuses on the interplay between emerging resistance against large-scale land deals and conflict transformation dynamics. Promising at first in terms of reconstruction, the recent land rush has led to displacement, ecological damages and a loss of livelihoods in most cases and, hence entails unpredictable risks for reconciliation and long-term peace prospects in post-conflict settings. Confronted with a wide range of negative externalities communities increasingly resist the allocation of land to investors in various ways. I am particularly interested in understanding these contentious politics, the role of experienced violence and the own war-history as well as potential linkages to other grievances. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Cambodia and Sierra Leone I explore how contention and resistance play out in post-conflict societies and potentially impact on the risk of insurgency or armed conflict.

  • Vita

    Akademische Ausbildung

    Promotionsstudentin der Graduate School of Politics (GraSP) der WWU, Mitglied der Forschungsgruppe "Internationale und Europäische Governance"
    Promotionsstudium der Politikwissenschaft an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    PhD Summer School "Re-Activating Gender-Sensitive Research on Land: Land Commodification, Land Tenure and Gender in Africa"; in Cape Coast, Ghana
    M.A. Studium Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Philipps-Universität Marburg
    B.A. Studium Soziologie und Politikwissenschaft, Universität Rostock
    B.A. Demografie und VWL, Universität Rostock

    Beruflicher Werdegang

    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Beziehungen und Nachhaltige Entwicklung, IfPol
    Volunteer, Peace Agents Foundation Philippinen
    Praktikantin, Ziviler Friedensdienst (GIZ) Äthiopien
    Gastforscherin, Legal and Human Rights Center of Tanzania

    Mitgliedschaften und Aktivitäten in Gremien

    Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asienforschung (DGA)
    Mitglied der International Studies Association (ISA)
    Gründerin und Sprecherin des Arbeitskreises "Natur-Ressourcen-Konflikte" der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (mit Louisa Prause)
    Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK)
    Stellvertreterin der wissenschaftlichen MitarbeiterInnen in der Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs
  • Lehre

  • Publikationen

    • Hennings, Anne. . ‘The dark underbelly of land struggles: the instrumentalization of female activism and emotional resistance in Cambodia.’ Critical Asian Studies 51, Nr. 1: 103-119. doi: 10.1080/14672715.2018.1547881.
    • Hennings, Anne. . „Review "Contested Extractivism, Society and the State. Struggles over Mining and Land" by Bettina Engels & Kristina Dietz (2017).“ PERIPHERIE 152: 492-494. doi: https://doi.org/10.3224/peripherie.v38i3.09.

    • Hennings, Anne. . ‘Plantation assemblages and spaces of contested development in in Sierra Leone and Cambodia.’ Conflict, Security & Development 18, Nr. 6: 521-546. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2018.1532640.
    • Hennings, Anne. . ‘Review "Violent Neoliberalism. Development, Discourse, and Dispossession in Cambodia" by Simon Springer (2015).’ SOJOURN - Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 33, Nr. 3: 723-726.
    • Hennings, Anne. . ‘With Soymilk to the Khmer Rouge: Challenges of Researching Ex-combatants in Post-war Contexts.’ International Peacekeeping 25, Nr. 5: 630-652. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2017.1358621.

  • Vorträge

    • Hennings, Anne (): "Land governance and smallholders in Sierra Leone". Round table discussion on land governance, Welthungerhilfe, Freetown, Sierra Leone, .
    • Hennings, Anne; Prause, Louisa (): "Wie erforschen wir Konflikte? Herausforderungen ethischer Feldforschung im Kontext von Ressourcenkonflikten". 50. AFK Kolloquium, Berlin, Germany, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Ex-Combatants, Post-War Contestation and (Non-) Violence against Land Deals". ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Widerstand gegen Land Grabbing in Nachkriegsgesellschaften". Speaker Series Department of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Teaching the Holocaust in contemporary Germany: Challenges of dealing with the past 70 years on". Sleuk Rith Institute Speaker Series, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Natural resources and agro-industries in post-conflict Cambodia". Workshop “Land, natural resources and war-to-peace transition in Colombia”, Bogota, Colombia, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "From rebels to peasants and back again? The impact of (violent) resistance against land deals on post-conflict dynamics". Land and Territory in the Americas: Land Grabbing, Forms of Resistance and Alternatives, Bogota, Colombia, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Contested Land Deals: What Implications for Conflict Transformation and Peace in Cambodia?" Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C) - International Conference, Wageningen, Netherlands, .
    • Gumbert, Tobias; Hennings, Anne (): "Re-evaluating the Food, Land and Resources Nexus in the Global Agri-food System from a Waste-perspective". ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Assembling Resistance against Large-Scale Land Deals: Bougainville’s Peace Process under Threat? ". ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Ressourcenkonflikte: Akteure, Ausmaß, Konsequenzen". Vergessene Konflikte, organisiert von amnesty international, Leibzig, Germany, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Resistance against Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Bougainville's Peace Process under Threat?" LDPI Conference 'Land grabbing, conflict and agrarian-environmental transformations: perspectives from East and Southeast Asia', Chiang Mai, Thailand, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Territoriality and Conflict Risks in Post-War Bougainville". 47. Kolloquium der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Berlin, Germany, .
    • Gumbert, Tobias; Hennings, Anne (): "Rethinking Economies of Waste – Exploring Contemporary Rationalities and Practices of Waste in the Global Agri-food System". ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Land Grabbing and the Future of Pastoralism". Africa Conference on Land Grabs, Johannesburg, South Africa, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "The Impact of Power Structures on Green Investments – Challenging Sustainable Development Efforts in the Global South". Green Economy in the South Conference ‘Negotiating Environmental Governance, Prosperity and Development’, Dodoma, Tanzania, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Consequences of Increasing Pressure on Pastures Marginalization and Displacement in North East Africa". African Studies Association Conference ’Future Africa‘, Bayreuth, Germany, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Resource Rights, Injustice and Land Grabbing – The Question of Legitimacy in the Case of Ethiopia". CPR Joint Sessions, Workshop ‚Governing Natural Resources in Times of Climate Change’, Salamanca, Spain, .
    • Hennings, Anne (): "Das Konfliktpotenzial exklusiver Land Grabbing Praktiken - Wie die mangelnde Inklusion der lokalen Bevölkerung den regionalen Frieden unterminiert". 46th Colloquium of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies, Schwerte, Germany, .

Organisierte Workshops:

  • Contested Nature - Conflicts on Large-Scale Land and Resource Deals, Workshop des Arbeitskreises "Natur, Ressourcen und Konflikte" der AFK. Berlin, 09. Januar 2015. (mit Louisa Prause, FU Berlin)