Eria Serwajja

Lecturer, Department of Development StudiesMakerere Univeristy


Eria Serwajja is a Lecturer in the Development Studies Department of Makerere University, Uganda. He has conducted extensive research on land and agrarian issues including land-grabbing in conflict and post-conflict areas. His research interests include land tenure, food security, gender issues, and rural and urban livelihoods. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Makerere University, a Master of Philosophy Degree in Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. He has participated in several short training courses at various universities including the University Bergen in Norway; Brown University in Rhode Island, USA; Makerere University in Uganda; and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Previously, he has held teaching and research positions at several educational institutions both within and outside of Uganda, including Busitema University, Uganda Christian University, and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is a 2016 recipient of the Social Science Research Council's African Peacebuilding Network's Individual Research Grant.

Award Information

APN Individual Research Grants 2016

Department of Development Studies

Fractured Intimacy: Exploring Gender-based Conflicts in the Emerging Oil and Gas Landscapes in the Albertine Region, Western Uganda