Dr Emery Mudinga (@EmeryMudinga) is the Director of Angaza Institute and Associate Professor at Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural, Bukavu (ISDR-Bukavu). Emery is one of the contributing researchers to the Bukavu Series writing the blog 'We Barely Know These Researchers from the South! Reflections on Problematic Assumptions about Local Research Collaborators'.
Irène Bahati (@IreneBahati8) is a Congolese researcher at the Study Group on Conflict and Human Security and Teacher at the Higher Pedagogical Institute of Bukavu. Her research focuses on human security for women and children, taxation and the informal economy in cross-border trade, and the socio-economic study of human movements in the Great Lakes Region. Irène is one of the contributing authors to the Bukavu Series, writing the blog 'The challenges facing female researchers in conflict settings' and co-authoring 'When the room is laughing: from female researcher to researcher-prostitute'.
Devon E. A. Curtis is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College. Her main publications focus on international peacebuilding and state-building in Africa, power-sharing and governance arrangements following conflict, and non-state armed movements in Africa. Her field research concentrates on the Great Lakes region of Africa, especially Burundi. Previously, Devon worked for the Canadian government and the United Nations Staff College.
Dr Nimesh Dhungana (@NimeshDhungana) is an LSE Fellow in the Departments of Methodology and International Development at LSE, where he teaches a course on Fundamentals of Research Design for International Development students. His research examines politics of disasters and development, with a focus on participatory and accountable governance of disasters. He is also interested in epistemological and ethical dimensions of, and power dynamics in doing research in post-disaster and disadvantaged settings.