dr.ir. JP (Joost) JongerdenAssociate Professor Do-It-Yourself Development
Joost Jongerden (PhD) is an associate professor in the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His work takes place at the intersection of rural sociology, political sciences and historical sociology. He has worked on forced migration, rural development, and political & violent conflict in the Kurdistan region. His main interest is in the dynamics of dispossession, displacement and conflict and the ways in which people not only respond to the conditions in which they are made vulnerable, but also act upon ideas for creating a better future. He refers to this as Do-it-Yourself Development.
A list of publications is available at https://joostjongerden.academia.edu/
Key-words: Kurdistan, Middle East, forced displacement, migration, rural development, conflict, resistance, PKK, citizenship