Anouk S. Rigterink

Assistant Professor, Durham University


Anouk is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Comparative Politics at Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA). Before that, she was Economics of conflict Fellow (with ESOC) at Princeton University and International Crisis Group and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In her research, she investigates topics relating to development, conflict and security, and natural resources and the environment. She authored a paper on so-called ‘conflict diamonds’ and a paper asking how drone strikes killing terrorist leaders affect terrorist attacks and one on a civilian protection militia in South Sudan.

Currently, she's working on a randomized controlled trial investigating whether community monitoring can decrease deforestation in Uganda (part of Metaketa III), on a lab-in-the-field experiment designed to reveal how recalling violent conflict changes the deep determinants of individuals’ behaviour and on a project on conflict between industrial and artisanal miners in Sub-Saharan Africa.