Dr. Claske Dijkema


Dr. Claske Dijkema Dozentin

  • Contact hours Monday
    Wednesday morning
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Social Work
    Abteilung Soziale Systeme
    Hallerstrasse 10
    3012 Bern


  • Research

  • Teaching

  • Sociologist and geographer specialised in conflicts and empowerment in urban spaces

  • Participation and Power

  • Post-colonial Migration

  • Participatory action research


  • MA Changing Societies, University of Basel (CH)

  • MA Critical Urbanisms, University of Basel (CH)

  • MA International Development Studies, University of Grenoble-Alpes (FR)

  • MA Coopération internationale et Communication interlangues, University of Grenoble-Alpes (FR)

  • MA Peace Studies, University of Innsbruck (AT)

  • Theories for Understanding Changing Societies

  • Methods for Analysing Changing Societies

  • Research Colloquium Changing Societies

  • Decolonising Swiss urban landscapes

  • Analyse de conflit et transformation

  • Géopolitique des conflits

  • Social Cohesion and Conflict Management


  • Spaces of participation

  • Postcolonial and subaltern studies

  • Peace and conflict in urban spaces

  • Empowerment and resistance

  • Spaces of refuge


  • 2000-2023 Senior Researcher swisspeace
  • 2021-2023 Part-time Lecturer University of Basel
  • 2017-2018 Research Assistant SciencePo Grenoble
  • 2006-2019 Coordinator Modus operandi
  • 2004-2006 Junior Researcher Ecole de la Paix
  • 2001-2004 Program Officer The Network University
  • 2000-2001 Project assistant African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
  • 2015-2021 PhD in Human Geography University of Grenoble-Alpes
  • 1996-2000 MA in Sociology University of Amsterdam
  • 1994-1995 BA in Sociology University of Amsterdam
  • 1998-1999 Exchange year University of California Berkeley




  • American Association of Geographers

  • Royal Geographic Society


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Professional working proficiency
  • French - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Dutch - Native or bilingual proficiency