Dr Martijn Dekker
political anthropologist, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Dr Martijn Dekker is a political anthropologist, specialising in human security from below: how people confronted with armed conflict try to improve their own security.

His research interests include self-organised security initiatives in war situations, humanitarian interventions, the (re-)emergence of social boundaries in times of conflict, ‘securitisation’, and the dynamics between community-based forms of security and the (official) state security apparatus.

Martijn has been awarded Teacher of the Year 2014 at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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