Dr. Nina Engwicht was a post-doctoral researcher at the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate in Landau, Germany until May 2019. Her work focuses on illegal markets under conditions of limited statehood, resource conflicts and peacebuilding after civil war with a regional emphasis on West Africa.

Prior to joining the Peace Academy RLP she completed her doctoral dissertation at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, Germany. She held a doctoral scholarship at the International  Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) and was a member of the MPIfG research project ‘The Structure of illegal Markets’. In her dissertation she examined the illegal diamond market in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

In 2013 she was a visiting scholar at the Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston (USA). Nina Engwicht studied political science, modern history and communication at the Universität Potsdam and the Freie Universität Berlin.