Dr Katrin Wittig

Dr Katrin Wittig


  • Position Fellow Junior Research Fellow
  • Subject areas Politics and International Studies
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Personal website Dr Katrin Wittig
  • Department POLIS
  • Email kw511@cam.ac.uk
  • Twitter @KatrinWittig

Katrin specializes in civil war dynamics, political violence patterns and conflict resolution processes in societies emerging from armed conflict. Her research explores the trajectories of rebel groups in war and peace with a special focus on the African Great Lakes Region.

Dr Katrin Wittig

Katrin is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. She also collaborates with the United Nations, Conciliation Resources and the Berghof Foundation. Before joining Cambridge, she worked with the United Nations in the fields of early warning and mediation. Katrin received her PhD in Political Science in 2017 from the University of Montreal.


Dr Katrin Wittig is currently on leave.

Katrin specializes in civil war dynamics, political violence patterns and conflict resolution processes in societies emerging from armed conflict. Most of her field research has been conducted in Burundi. She has published on the integration of former rebel groups into party politics, the implication of regional organizations in international peace mediation as well as challenges for land reform in post-conflict societies. Her current project focusses on the challenges for international peace mediation with a special interest in security arrangements.

What's on

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.