Dr. Angela Muvumba Sellström is a senior researcher at Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR). She is the principal researcher for the project “Disciplining Fighters: Understanding Armed Political Actors’ Control of Sexual Violence” and contributes to projects on third-party interventions to prevent and stop civilian atrocities and electoral violence. She is a lead author on violence in the International Panel for Social Progress, a global, multi-disciplinary venture involving hundreds of social scientists to arrive at a consensus on social change. Muvumba Sellström has over 17 years of policy research experience on peace and security issues in Africa and has directed or carried out programs at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), the Office of the Chairperson at the African Union Commission and the International Peace Institute (IPI). She is a co-editor of two policy research volumes: The African Union and Its Institutions (Jacana Media, 2008) and HIV/AIDS and Society in South Africa (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2008).
Key areas of expertise: gender, wartime sexual violence, human rights, non-state armed groups and Africa’s regional organizations. Country knowledge: Burundi, South Africa and Uganda.