Angela Muvumba Sellström

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France from October 1st to October 31th, 2020

Dr. Angela Muvumba Sellström is an Assistant Professor and Researcher at Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Sweden, where she teaches gender, peace and conflict studies, leads international training programmes in dialogue and mediation and contributes to research on international interventions and civil wars. She has been the Principal Investigator for the Project on Preventing Sexual Violence, funded by the Swedish Research Council and has over 17 years of policy research experience. 

Title: Toward a theory of the prevention of sexual violence by armed and political actors

Keywords : Gender; women, peace and security; rebel groups; armed actors; wartime sexual violence; United Nations Security Council; African Union; protection of civilians; Burundi; South Africa; Uganda; Sweden’s feminist foreign policy.

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • 2019. “Burundi’s Rebel Groups and the Stigmatisation of Wartime Sexual Violence”, Journal of Sexual Aggression, 25:3, 275-291.

Peer-reviewed edited volumes:

  • HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa, with Ndinga-Muvumba, Angela and Robyn Pharaoh (Scottsville: University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 2008)
  • The African Union and Its Institutions, with John Akokpari and Tim Murithi (Auckland: Jacana Media, 2008).

Peer-reviewed chapters:

  • “Lifting the burden? The ethical implications of studying exemplary, not pathological, wartime sexual conduct” in Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit and Morten Boas (eds.), Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts, (Bristol: Bristol University Press, forthcoming 2020).
  •  “WPS and Protection of Civilians.” with Lisa Hultman in Davies, Sara E., Jacqui True, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence”, section in “Violence, Wars, Peace, Security” Wallensteen, Peter Michel Wieviorka, in International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP) (red.) Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress, (London, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  •  “Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Insights from Burundi’s Former Fighters.” in Cheldelin, Sandra and Martha Mutisi (eds.), Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security: A Critical Review of Approaches to Gender and Empowerment, (Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council, 2016).
  •  “The World Health Organisation, UNAIDS and the Global Fund,” in Adebajo, Adekeye et al., (eds.), The United Nations and Africa: Peace, Development and Human Security, Forthcoming, (Cape Town: Centre for Conflict Resolution 2009).
  • “HIV/AIDS and the African Renaissance: South Africa’s Achilles Heel?,” with ShaunaMottiar in Adedeji, Adebayo, Adekeye Adebajo and Chris Landsberg (eds.), South Africa’s Role in Africa: The Post-Apartheid Era, (Scottsville: The University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007).
  • “Aligning HIV/AIDS And Security: The United Nations And Africa,” in Adebajo, Adekeye and Helen Scanlon (eds.), A Dialogue of the Deaf: Essays on African the United Nations, (Auckland: Jacana Press, 2006).
  • “Civil Society Actors and Democratization in Uganda,” in Khadiagala Gilbert and Musifiky Mwanasali, (eds.), Peace, Security, and Governance in the Great Lakes Region, (Boulder, London: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2006).
  • “Halting the Flow of Small Arms and Light Weapons”, with Ero, Comfort in Adekeye Adebajo and Ismail Rashid, (eds.), West Africa’s Security Challenges: Building Peace in A Troubled Region, (Boulder, London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004).

Public interest articles:

  • “Preventing sexual violence: lessons from rebel armies in Burundi and Uganda”, The Conversation, April 10, 2018, Available from: [Blog].
  • “Whither Burundi? Violence, protest and the post-Arusha dispensation?”, Mats Utas Blog Posted on May 11, 2015, Available from: [Blog].
  • “Gender, Peace, and Armed Conflict”, Elin Bjarnegård, Erik Melander, Gabrielle Bardall, Karen Bronéus, Erika Forsberg, Karin Johannson, Angela Muvumba Sellström and Louise Olsson, in 2015 SIPRI Yearbook (Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute).
  • “La Compleja Lucha contra el VIH/SIDA”, Sudáfrica. Veinte años de democracia por VANGUARDIA La Vanguardia Dossier, Nº: 51, Fecha: ABRIL / JUNIO 2014 Available from: sudafrica-veinte-anos-de-democracia.html#ixzz2yrhOjfvK
Published at 19 October 2020