King, Elisabeth. 2014. “From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda.” New York: Cambridge University Press.

Awarded the 2015 American Libraries Association Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. Read the review here.

Awarded the 2014 Outstanding Canadians Leadership Award. See my speech here.

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A street sign in Monrovia, Liberia

On Diversity, Peace and Development

King, Elisabeth and Cyrus Samii. 2018. “Minorities and Mistrust: On the Adoption of Ethnic Recognition to Manage Conflict.” Journal of Peace Research.

King, Elisabeth. 2017. “International Development, Sustainable Development Goals and Pluralism”. Ottawa: Global Centre for Pluralism.

King, Elisabeth. 2015. “International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity: Can development aid be a tool in this toolkit?” In Will Kymlicka and Jane Boulden (editors), International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 198-218.

Jamestown, Accra


On Youth Aspirations, Peace and Conflict

King, Elisabeth. 2018. “What Kenyan Youth Want and Why it Matters for Peace.” African Studies Review.


On Education, Conflict and Peace

Monaghan, Chrissie* & Elisabeth King. 2018. “How Theories of Change Can Improve Education Programming and Evaluation in Conflict-Affected Contexts.Comparative Education Review 62(3): 365-384.

King, Elisabeth. 2017. “What Framing Analysis can teach us about History Textbooks, Peace and Conflict: The Case of Rwanda” In Michelle Bellino and James Williams (editors), (Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity and Conflict. Rotterdam, Boston & Taipei: Sense Publishers.

King, Elisabeth & Chrissie Monaghan. 2016. “Peace Education and Peacebuilding in Dadaab Refugee Camp- Results and Lessons Learned.” Nairobi: UNICEF.

Monaghan, Chrissie & King, Elisabeth. 2016. “Youth Education Programming and Peacebuilding in Dadaab Refugee Camp- Results and Lessons Learned.” Nairobi: UNICEF.

King, Elisabeth & Chrissie Monaghan. 2015. “Pastoralist Education and Peacebuilding in Ethiopia- Results and Lessons Learned.” Nairobi: UNICEF.

Monaghan, Chrissie & Elisabeth King. 2015. “Civics and Ethical Education for Peacebuilding in Ethiopia- Results and Lessons Learned.”Nairobi: UNICEF.

King, Elisabeth. 2011. “The Multiple Relationships between Education and Conflict: Reflections of Rwandan Teachers and Students.” In Karen Mundy and Sarah Dryden-Peterson (editors), Educating Children in Conflict Zones: A Tribute to Jackie Kirk, New York: Teachers College Press.

King, Elisabeth. 2009. “From Data Problems to Data Points: Challenges and Opportunities of Research in Postgenocide Rwanda” in African Studies Review, 52(3): 127-48.

King, Elisabeth. 2005. “Educating for Conflict or Peace: Challenges and Dilemmas in Post-Conflict Rwanda” in International Journal, LX (4):904-918.

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Visiting a school in northern Rwanda


On Community Driven Development and Reconstruction

Beatty,  Amanda, Ariel Ben Yishay, Simona Demel, Elisabeth King, Aniceto Orbeta, and Menno Pradhan. 2015. Impact Evaluation of the Kalahi-CIDSS: Interim Report (Randomized Control Trial Evaluation). Washington DC: Millennium Challenge Corporation. [See study design, instruments, pre-analysis plans & request data here).

King, Elisabeth & Cyrus Samii. 2014. Fast-Track Institution Building in Conflict-Affected Countries? Insights from Recent Field Experiments. World Development 64: 740-754.

King, Elisabeth. 2013. A critical review of community-driven development programmes in conflict-affected contexts. London and New York: Department for International Development (DFID), Research for Development and International Rescue Committee (IRC).

King, Elisabeth. 2013. “Can Development Interventions Help Post-Conflict Communities Build Social Cohesion? The Case of the Liberia Millennium Villages.” Africa Initiative Discussion Paper, Waterloo, Ontario: Africa Initiative/Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Beatty,  Amanda, Ariel Ben Yishay, Edith Felix, Elisabeth King, Allan Lalisan, Aniceto Orbeta, Menno Pradhan and Sukhmani Sethi. 2013. Impact Evaluation of the Kalahi-CIDSS: Baseline Report (Randomized Control Trial Evaluation). Washington DC: Millennium Challenge Corporation. [See study design, instruments, pre-analysis plans & request data here).

King, Elisabeth, Cyrus Samii & Birte Snilstveit. 2010. “Interventions to Promote Social Cohesion in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2(3): 336-72. Also available, along with the methods protocol, on the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) website.


Conducting fieldwork in Philippines


On Peacebuilding

King, Elisabeth & Robert O. Matthews. 2012. “A New Agenda for PeaceInternational Journal, 67(2).

King, Elisabeth. 2010. “Memory Controversies in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Challenges for Peacebuilding” in Genocide Studies and Prevention, 5(3): 293-308.

King, Elisabeth. 2012. “Memory Controversies in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Implications for Peacebuilding.” In Cassandra R. Veney and Dick Simpson (editors), African Democracy and Development: Challenges for Post-conflict African Nations. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. [reprint]

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On the Rwandan-Congolese border


On field research and interdisciplinary methodology

2011. “Tools for Enhancing Interdisciplinary Communication.” Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 7(1) (with Columbia University Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellows).

King, Elisabeth. 2009. “From data problems to data points: challenges and opportunities of research in post-genocide Rwanda.African Studies Review, 52(3): 127-48. (note: also listed above education, conflict and peace)


On conflict and disasters

King, Elisabeth and John Mutter. 2014. “Violent conflicts and natural disasters: the growing case for cross-disciplinary dialogue.” Third World Quarterly 35(7): 123–139.

King, Elisabeth and John Mutter. 2014. “Natural Disasters and Violent Conflicts.” In Andrew Collins, Samantha Jones, Bernard Manyema and Janaka Jayawickrama (editors), Hazards, Risks and Disasters in Society. London: Elsevier, 181-198 [reprint].

In coastal Kenya