Dr Henning Tamm, Lecturer

Biography

Dr Henning Tamm joined the School of International Relations in September 2016. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a Predoctoral Fellow with the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He received his DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford.

Research areas

Dr Tamm’s research focuses on the causes of external support for rebel groups, the interaction between state sponsors and rebels, and the impact of sponsorship on group cohesion.

His current book project, entitled “Transnational Alliances and Power Politics in Africa,” builds on his DPhil thesis, which won Oxford’s 2014 Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize. The writing of the thesis was supported by a Dissertation Fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Dr Tamm has conducted field research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as archival research in Belgium. He is a co-founder of the Oxford Central Africa Forum (OCAF).

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Book chapters

Reports for the Rift Valley Institute’s Usalama Project

  • “UPC in Ituri: The External Militarization of Local Politics in North-Eastern Congo.” Usalama Project: Understanding Congolese Armed Groups (London: Rift Valley Institute, 2013). [English] [French translation]
  • “FNI and FRPI: Local Resistance and Regional Alliances in North-Eastern Congo.” Usalama Project: Understanding Congolese Armed Groups (London: Rift Valley Institute, 2013). [English] [French translation]

Book reviews

Policy workshop reports

  • “Experts Workshop Report: Dynamics of Conflict and Forced Migration in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” With Claire Lauterbach. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, January 2011. [English (PDF)] [French translation (PDF)]

Blog posts

Teaching

Modules

  • Foreign Policy Analysis and International Security (lectures on African Foreign Policies) (IR1006)
  • Armed Conflict in Postcolonial Africa (IR3070)
  • Rebels, Terrorists, Militias: The Comparative Analysis of Armed Groups (IR4563).

PhD supervision topics

Topics include:

  • armed groups
  • state-rebel alliances
  • conflict and security in Africa.

Further information

You may also be interested in Dr Tamm's personal website.