Lovise Aalen

Political scientist focusing on democracy, governance and women’s employment and empowement in the Horn of Africa

Lovise Aalen, research director at CMI, is responsible for the research groups Humanitarianism, Aid and Borders (HAB) and Democracy and Governance. She has researched African politics for the last two decades (including several long term fieldworks), and has developed an extensive knowledge of the social, economic and political conditions of the wider Horn of Africa region in particular. Her work focuses on politics after war, decentralisation and federalism, the developmental state and women’s empowerment in autocratic settings.