Research Staff

Eva Johais

Post Doctoral Researcher

Eva is a Post Doctoral Researcher for the 'War and Fun: Reconceptualizing Warfare and Its Experience' research project funded by the European Research Council.

Her research focuses on different types of intervention including politics of statebuilding, electoral assistance and humanitarian aid.

Fieldwork stays in the past brought her to Conakry (Guinea), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and New York (US).

She studied political science at the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany) and the University of Tehran (Iran) and obtained her PhD from the Bremen International School of Social Sciences. Yet, she combines her training as political scientist with theories and methods from sociology and anthropology.

Selected publications:

“Preserving interventionism: the link between the transnational election profession and the continuation of electoral assistance in Africa.” Article manuscript, submitted for publication in 2021 as part of a special issue on “Donors and International Aid in Neoliberal Africa: Taking stock of the 2010s” to the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus & Lambach, Daniel (2020): How do states collapse? Towards a model of causal mechanisms, in: Global Change, Peace & Security, 32(2), pp. 179-197.

Lambach, Daniel; Johais, Eva; Bayer, Markus (2020): Militarization, factionalism and political transitions: an inquiry into the causes of state collapse, in: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 14, pp. 99-122.