Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict

Mirjam de Bruijn

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Mirjam de Bruijn is professor in Contemporary History and Anthropology of Africa at Leiden University and the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL).

Mirjam de Bruijn conducts research on mobility, youth, social (in)security, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a basis in Social Anthropology. She has headed various research programmes at the intersection between society and communications technology (e.g., Mobil Africa Revisited and Connecting in Times of Duress). De Bruijn is head of the Africa section in the History Institute at Leiden University. In 2016, she founded the Voice4thought and directs the Voice4Thought Académie based in Mali. De Bruijn teaches innovative methods and methodology in the BA and MA African Studies programmes at Leiden University. Her recent publications focus on ICTs, society, radicalization and youth.