Dr. Anne Hennings

Research Fellow

Room P007
Pestalozzistraße 3
76829 Landau

Academic Employment

Since 05/2020Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, University of Koblenz-Landau, Post Doc
Since 04/2014Fern-University Hagen, Germany, Teaching Fellow
01/2018 – 03/2018Free University Berlin, Germany, Visiting Researcher at GLOCON Project
04/2017 – 09/2017Institute for History and Afrikan Studien Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Visiting Researcher
04/2016 – 12/2017Heinrich-Böll Foundation Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Visiting Researcher
10/2013 – 03/2016Department of International Relations & Sustainable Development, WWU Münster(Prof.‘in Doris Fuchs), Research Fellow


Research Stays

03/2018 – 02/2019Further research in Sierra Leone
03/2016 – 09/2017Opposition to land investment in post-war Cambodia and Sierra Leone
03/2012 – 06/2012Needs and conflict analysis in rural Negros, Philippines
12/2011 – 02/2012Large-scale land investment and pastoralism, Ethiopia
09/2011 – 11/2011Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia: The out-of-camp approach, Ethiopia
09/2009 – 02/2010Sustainable solutions for Burundian refugees of 1972, Tanzania



01/2014 – 06/2019Ph.D. at theGraduate School of Politics, WWU Münster
10/2010 –  04/2013M.A. Peace and Conflict Research, Philipps-Univ. Marburg
04/2008 –  09/2010B.A. Sociology/Political Sciencest, University ofRostock
10/2006 – 09/2009B.A. Social Sciences, University of Rostock (Focus: Demography & Economics)


Event Organization

Land in Post-Conflict Settings”, Webinar organized and moderated for the Land Portal, June 25, 2019.

Contested Nature - Conflicts on Large-Scale Land and Resource Deals, Workshop of the AFK Working Group "Nature, Resources and Conflicts". Berlin, 9 January 2015 (with Louisa Prause, FU Berlin)

Research project

  • Tug of War: Customary and State Actors in Land Reform and their Impact on Human Security in Post-Conflict Societies (start: September 2022, Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation)

Research Focus

  • International Relations/Peace and Conflict Research
  • Peacebuilding und Conflict Transformation
  • Land and Resource-related struggles
  • Social Movements
  • Non-state armed groups
  • Development policy and rural development
  • Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia


  • Political Ecology
  • Poststructuralism and Assemblage
  • Post-liberal Peace


  • Political Ethnography/Ethnographic Peace Research
  • Expert Interviews
  • Focus Group Interviews
  • Qualitative Content Analysis
  • Konflikttransformation und Peacebuilding (Conflict  Transformation and Peacebuilding) (Seminar), Uni Koblenz-Landau
  • Die Politische Ökologie der globalen Landnahme (The Political Ecology of Global Land Grabbing) (Online-Seminar), Fernuni Hagen
  • Soziale Bewegungen, Protest und Widerstand im Globalen Süden, (Social movements, protest and resistance in the Global South) (Reading Class), WWU Münster
  • Einführung in die Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Introduction to peace and conflict research ) (Standard Course), WWU Münster
  • Die politische Ökonomie der globalen Landnahme (The political economy of global land grabbing) (Reading Class), WWU Münster
  • Nachhaltige Fischerei und die EU (Sustainable fisheries and the EU) (Online-Seminar), Fernuni Hagen

Articles and Book chapter

Hennings, Anne (2019): From Bullets to Banners and Back Again? The Ambivalent Role of Ex-Combatants in Contested Land Deals in Sierra Leone. In: Africa Spectrum. Bd. 54. Nr. 1. S. 22-43.

Hennings, Anne; Dietz, Kristina (2019): Territorialisierung. In: Brunner, Jan; Dobelmann, Anna; Kirst, Sarah; Prause, Louisa: Wörterbuch der Land- und Rohstoffkonflikte. Marburg: transcript.

Hennings, Anne (2019): The Dark Underbelly of Land Struggles: The Instrumentalization of Female Activism and Emotional Resistance in Cambodia. In: Critical Asian Studies. Bd. 51. Nr. 1. S. 103-119.

Hennings, Anne (2018): Plantation Assemblages and Spaces of Contested Development in Sierra Leone and Cambodia. In: Conflict, Security & Development. Bd. 18. Nr. 6. S. 521-546.

Hennings, Anne (2018): With Soymilk to the Khmer Rouge: Challenges of Researching Ex-Combatants in Post-War Contexts. In: International Peacekeeping. Bd. 25. Nr. 5. S. 630-652.

Fuchs, Doris; Hennings, Anne (2018): Governance by Contract From a Perspective of Power: The Case of Land Grabbing. In: Cuttler, A. Claire; Dietz, Thomas: The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract. London/New York: Routledge. S. 57-76.

Hennings, Anne; Fuchs, D. (2017): Contracts, Power, and Land Grabbing. In: Cutler, Claire A.; Dietz, Thomas: The Politics of Private Transnational Governance by Contract. London: Routledge. S. 57-76.

Hennings, Anne (2016): Assembling Resistance Against Large-Scale Land Deals: Challenges for Conflict Transformation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies. Bd. 9. Nr. 1. S. 33-52.

Hennings, Anne (2016): Das Konfliktpotenzial Exklusiver Landgrabbing-Praktiken. Eine Herausforderung für den Regionalen Frieden. In: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Bd. 5. Nr. 2. S. 221-248.

Hennings, Anne (2016): Land Acquisitions in Post-Conflict Countries. In: Thompson , P.; Kaplan, D.: Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer.

Hennings, Anne; Schramm, Annette (2015): Wem Gehört das Land? Landgrabbing aus Afrikanischer Perspektive. In: Wissenschaft und Frieden. Bd. 1. S. 28-30.

Working Papers, Online Articles, Book reviews

Hennings, Anne (2019): Seeing Plantations as Complex and Contested Spaces. Resources and Conflict-Blog. 19.09.2019.

Hennings, Anne; Engwicht, Nina; Prause, Louisa (2019): Wie erforschen wir Konflikte? Herausforderungen ethischer Feldforschung im Kontext von Ressourcenkonflikten. CCS Working Paper Series. Marburg..

Hennings, Anne (2018): Women in Land Struggles: The Implications of Female Activism and Emotional Resistance for Gender Equity. GLOCON Working Paper Series. Berlin.

Hennings, Anne (2018): Rezension: Bettina Engels & Kristina Dietz (Hrsg.): Contested Extractivism, Society and the State. Struggles over Mining and Land. Peripherie - Politik, Ökonomie, Kultur, 38(3), 492-494.

Hennings, Anne (2018): Rezension: Violent Neoliberalism. Development, Discourse, and Dispossession in Cambodia. Simon Springer, erschienen in London: Palgrave Macmillan. SOJOURN - Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 33 (3): 723 – 726.

Hennings, Anne (2017): The Dark Underbelly of Land Struggles: Women at the Front of Protests. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. 27.02.2017.

Hennings, Anne; Dietz, Kristina; Engels, Bettina; Prause, Louisa (2017): Editorial: Natur, Ressourcen, Konflikte: Kämpfe um die globale Inwertsetzung von Land und Rohstoffen. PROKLA 189, S. 510-515..

Hennings, Anne (2017): A Buddhist, a Christian and a Hindu on the Road: Lessons Learned From an Unusual Fieldtrip to the Cambodian Borderlands. In: Storer, L. & Shoemaker, A.: The Challenges Undisclosed. Reflections on Invisible Experiences of Doctoral Fieldwork, S. 26-29.

Hennings, Anne (2016): Rezension: Theorien in der Raum- und Stadtforschung. Einführungen. Jürgen Oßenbrügge & Anne Vogelpohl, erschienen in Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot. Peripherie 141: 123-125.

Hennings, Anne; Prause, Louisa (2015): Contested Nature, Contested Terms: Conflicts Around Large-Scale Land Use Change. ZeFKo 4 (1): 162-171..