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Clemence Pinaud

Department of International Studies

Expert Bio

Assistant professor Clemence Pinaud is an expert on South Sudan and Africa. Her research concerns the history of the relationship between women, civilians at large, and the armed groups in South Sudan’s second and third civil wars. It explores wartime processes of social class formation.

Trained as a political scientist and a historian, her approach is inter-disciplinary, and her findings are based on two and a half years of field research in South Sudan, where she worked for international aid agencies.

Areas of Expertise

Military history, women’s history, war economy, sexual and gender-based violence, kinship, social classes, state-building, political violence.