Johan Brosché


Curriculum Vitae

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas 

Communal Conflicts; Conflict Complementarities; Causes of War; Causes of Peace; Common-Pool Resources; Elites; Field Work; Sudan and South Sudan.


In 2014, I will supervise 6 MA and 4 BA theses and am course convener (together with Mimmi Söderberg-Kovacs) for the Peace, War and Democratization course at the MA-program. In addition I am lecturing at two other MA courses - International Conflict Resolution and Causes of War – and at the Advanced International Training Programme: Peace and Security in Africa.

Previously, I have supervised MA and BA theses, as well as been course director and lecturer for numerous different courses, at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. This teaching has taken place at all different academic levels (bachelor, master’s, doctoral). I have also been lecturing at Department of Government, Uppsala University and been guest lecturer at three Sudanese universities (University of Khartoum, University of Gedarif, and University of Nyala) and two American universities (George Mason University and New York University). In total I have been teaching for about 2 300 hours – equivalent to more than 16 months of full-time teaching. 



Masters of War: The Role of Elites in Sudan’s Communal Conflicts” (2014) Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University Press 

"Violent Conflict and Peacebuilding: The Continuing Crisis in Darfur" with Daniel Rothbart (2013) London and New York: Routledge

Sharing Power – Enabling Peace? Evaluating Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005 (2009). (2009). New York and Uppsala: Mediation Support Unit, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations and Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Darfur - Dimensions and Dilemmas of a Complex Situation, (2008) Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

Brosché, J. and K. Höglund (2016). "Crisis of Governance in South Sudan: Electoral Politics and Violence in the World's Newest Nation." Journal of Modern African Studies 54(1): 67-90.

A Responsibility to Talk: Mediation and Violence against Civilians.” with Joakim Kreutz (2013) Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 19(1): 1-20

"Communal conflict, civil war, and the State: Complexities, connections, and the case of Sudan" with Emma Elfversson (2012) African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 12(1): 33-60

CPA – New Sudan, Old Sudan or Two Sudan? - A review of the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement”, (2007) in Journal of African Policy Studies, 13(1): 27-61

Book chapters

Brosché, Johan and Kristine Höglund, 2015. "The Diversity of Peace in Africa." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brosché, Johan. 2008. “CPA – New Sudan, Old Sudan or Two Sudan? - A review of the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement” in Johansson Dahre (ed.) Post-Conflict Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa Lund University (this chapter was previously published as an article in Journal of African Policy Studies). 

Other articles

Johan Brosché and Kristine Höglund, 2016. ”Hur ska vi förstå det fredliga Malawi?” (How Should We Understand Malawi’s Peace?). Mänsklig säkerhet (Human Security), published online 2016-02-12,

Darfur: The Crisis Continues” (with Daniel Rothbart and Adeeb Yousif) (2013) in Beyond Intractability

Abyei: the Kashmir of Sudan” (2012) in New Routes Volume 17 No 2.

Debate articles 

“Katastrof i Sydsudan måste förhindras” (with Ralph Sundberg) 2013-12-22 Brännpunkt Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish) English Title ”Catastrophe in South Sudan has to be prevented” 

“Syriens kris liknar den i Darfur” (with Samuel Taub) 2013-03-11 UNT-Debatt (in Swedish) English Title ”The Crisis in Syria Resembles the Crisis in Darfur”

"Varför ska allmänheten tro på Lundingruppens version?" 2012-03-22 DN-Debatt Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish) Enghlish title "Why should the general public believe the version of the Lundingroup?" main debate article in Sweden's largest morning paper.


"Ställ tuffa krav på Sydsudan" (with Ralph Sundberg) Arena April 2012, article discussing the situation in South Sudan after independence

"Good Understanding Enables Good Solution" (2011) in Peace Monitor Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society

"The Crises Continue Sudan’s Remaining Conflicts" (2011) ISPI Working Paper No. 41 October 2011

Darfur – Dimensioner och dilemman i en komplex situation” i konflikterna i Mellanöstern och Sudan (2009)– finns det lösningar? The Olof Palme International Center, (in Swedish)

Zambian Refugee Policy- Security, Repatriation and Local Integration” (2005) Minor Field Study No.24. Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University


Möller, Frida, Johan Brosché, Helena Grusell, Jonathan Hall, Daniel Strandow and Ralph Sundberg. 2006. International Conflict Preventive Measures Dataset 1993-2004. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. 


Part of the Peace Agreement Evaluation Project (PAEP), a joint project between the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) at the Department of Political Affairs, United Nations and the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University February-December 2009

Part of the academic task force dealing with peace processes in Sudan at Uppsala University, this group has been set up in order to support the work of Visiting Professor Jan Eliasson, Ph.D. hc and the UNSG Special Envoy on Darfur. January 2007- June 2008.

Working as a project leader and research assistant within the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at the Department for Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University August 2005-June 2008

Research Grants

Swedish research Council U-forsk (2013), “Causes of Peace–The Botswana, Zambia and Malawi ´Zone of Peace´4.3 million SEK granted for the 2014-2016 period (application written together with Kristine Höglund).

Swedish research Council (2007), “Communal Conflicts–Causes and Solutions” 2.1 million SEK granted for the 2008-2010 period (application written together with Peter Wallensteen and Joakim Kreutz).

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2007), “Darfur: Deepening Knowledge to Build Sustainable Policy” 287 000 SEK (application written together with Peter Wallensteen). 

Field Work 

Sudan and South Sudan (Khartoum, Juba, Malakal, Bor, Gedarif, and Nyala) over five months of field-research carried out between 2007 and 2013.

Zambia (Lusaka, Mungo, Meheba, and Mayukwayukwa) September-October 2004 Kenya (Nairobi) June 2009 

Johan Brosché

Phone: +46 (0)18 471 6106
Fax: +46-(0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden