Dr. Bram J. Jansen is assistant professor with the department of Sociology and Anthropology of Development of Wageningen university in the Netherlands. He was trained as a cultural anthropologist and lectures and publishes on humanitarian, conflict and refugee issues. In the past twelve years he conducted ethnographic fieldwork in East and the Horn of Africa, mostly in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. He holds a PhD based on an ethnographic study on social ordering processes in protracted refugee situations in Kenya. Currently he is studying humanitarian governance and decision-making processes in relation to insecurity in South Sudan.