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Sif Lehman Jensen

PhD fellow, Ba in International Development Studies and Cultural Encounters, MSc in Social Sciences, Development and International Relations

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PhD title: Women’s manuevering of family life and insurgency politics in the
context of the separatist conflict in the Philippines.

The PhD project inquires into how women negotiate and maneuver the relationship between family, gender relations and insurgency against the backdrop of the separatist conflict in Mindanao. The study explores the various roles of women as actors in complex social and political realities that play out around armed conflict and inform women’s desires, opportunities and self-making. Questions about how the political conflict inhabit the everyday life of women and is embedded in gendered dynamics, marriage and intimate relationships constitute the overall focus of the study. The project’s empirical foundation is based on 15 months of fieldwork in several parts ofthe Philippines between 2014-2018.


  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Gender
  • Political Anthropology
  • Religion
  • Kinship
  • Insurgency politics
  • Armed conflict
  • Love and marriage
  • Social organization

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Philippines Social Sciences
correctional institution Social Sciences
marriage Social Sciences
obligation Social Sciences
political prisoner Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
political conflict Social Sciences
gender relations Social Sciences

Research Output 2019 2019

  • 2 Journal article

Learning to love: Marriage and self-making in the shadow of political conflict

Lehman Jensen, S., 2019, (In preparation) In : Critique of Anthropology.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Philippine prison marriages and women's composite agency

Jensen, S. L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Conflict and Society. 5, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

correctional institution
political prisoner

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Conference presentations

Women’s everyday manuevering of gender relations and insurgency politics in the context of Muslim separatism in the Philippines

Sif Lehman Jensen (Speaker)
22 May 201924 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

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