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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Johan Pottier is Professor of African Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He specialises in the social dynamics of food security, media representations of conflict, and the politics of humanitarian intervention. His publications include Anthropology of Food: the social dynamics of food security (1999) and Re-Imagining Rwanda: conflict, survival and disinformation in the late 20th century (2002). His current research focuses on the conflict in Ituri District, north-eastern DRC.