Sarah Biecker

contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 7: Africa, through investigating community policing in Northern Uganda. Here, she conducted research in the police, in communities, courts and local governments, specifically investigating the role of women in policing processes. 

Sarah Biecker is a research fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany and was guest researcher at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her research is located at the intersection of sociology, international relations, and anthropology. She works extensively on questions of bureaucracy, power, gender and policing. She conducted long-term ethnographic research with the police in Uganda and Germany, where she investigated everyday policing practices inside and outside police stations, police-community-relationships and the role of bureaucratic technologies. Another project was the comparison of the criminalization of youth in DR Congo and Uganda. She co-edited the book “The Political Anthropology of Internationalized Politics”, which bridges political anthropology and international relations to analyze contemporary areas of internationalized politics