My name is Johannes Vüllers and I am a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace, University Duisburg-Essen

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New publication on protests in civil wars

“Raise your voices! Civilian protest in civil wars” is now published online first in Political Geography (

New publication on micro dynamics in civil wars

A Special Issue “Studying Micro Dynamics in Civil Wars” (edited by Roos van der Haer , Johannes Vüllers and Nils Weidmann) is now published in Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konflitkforschung ( Including “Studying micro dynamics in civil wars: Introduction” (with Roos van der Haer, Nils Weidmann) and “Unintended consequences of post-conflict power-sharing: Explaining civilian activism” (with Roman Krtsch).

New publication on religious peace activism

“Mobilization for peace: Analyzing religious peace activism” is now published online first in Conflict Management and Peace Science (

New job at Duisburg-Essen University

I am now a Research Fellow at the INEF – Institute for Development and Peace -, University Duisburg-Essen.

New publication on power relations after post-conflict power-sharing

“Government-Rebel Relations in the Wake of Power-Sharing Peace Agreements” (with Martin Ottmann) is now published in Power Sharing and Power Relations after Civil War (edited by Caroline Hartzell and Andreas Mehler).

New publication on the effectiveness of protest announcements

“Power of Words: State Reactions to Protest Announcements” (with Elisa Schwarz) is now published in Comparative Political Studies (

Paper presentation in Trondheim

I present a paper on “The comparative studies dilemma: Analyzing local conditions for contentious dynamics” (with Belén González) at a workshop on “Challenges and new frontiers in micro and meso-level conflict data collection and analysis” at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 5-6 December 2018.

Member of the Christiane Rajewsky Jury of the German Peace Science Foundation 

I am a member of the Christiane Rajewsky Award jury of the German Peace Science Foundation (AFK). The award goes to outstanding master theses and doctoral theses from German peace and conflict researchers.