Peter Chonka

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King's College London (Digital Humanities); Durham University (Global Security Institute)

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Research Profile

My research currently has two different but relevant focuses. Firstly (with my media/culture studies hat on) I'm interested in the links between new media technologies and political violence in 'fragile state' contexts, namely Somalia. Secondly, as a post-doc researcher on a DFID/ESRC-funded 'Security on the move' project I'm part of a team researching the impact of forced displacement on urbanisation in different Somali cities and the security issues/violence faced by migrants.

Eastern Africa, Somalia
English, Somali

‘New media, performative violence, and state reconstruction in Mogadishu’ African Affairs, 117(468): 392-414 (2018)

‘Igu sawir “gone too far”? Social media and state reconstruction in Somalia’ in Social Media and Politics in Africa, edited by Molony T and Dwyer M, Zed Books (forthcoming 2019).

For the Security on the Move project see (we're in data analysis mode now, publications on property, displacement and urbanisation forthcoming)