Jon Abbink

Jon Abbink is a research professor of Politics and Governance in Africa (Political Anthropology) at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. He mainly worked on Ethiopia and Northeast Africa, focusing on themes like ethno-history, culture and violence, religion and politics, livelihood systems, and culture and environmental management. He authored and co-authored articles, chapters and a dozen books on Ethiopian and African Studies. His recent publications include The Anthropology of Elites (co-edited, Palgrave, 2012), Reconfiguring Ethiopia (co-edited, Routledge, 2013), a co-authored monograph, Suri Orature, on the Suri people (Köppe Verlag, 2014), and the edited volume The Environmental Crunch in Africa (Palgrave, 2018).

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