Helene Maria Kyed


Helene Maria Kyed is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies. She is head of its research unit on Peace and Violence and coordinated the EverJust research project in Myanmar between 2015 and 2020. Kyed is trained as a social anthropologist and has done extensive research on policing, informal justice and state formation in Southern Africa and Myanmar. She has published extensively on these topics in international academic journals and scholarly volumes, recently co-editing a special issue of the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship on the theme of justice. 

Books by this author

Everyday Justice in Myanmar

Informal Resolutions and State Evasion in a Time of Contested Transition

  • First book to explore how ordinary people in Myanmar access justice and resolve disputes 
  • Based on a unique collection of ethnographic studies. 
  • Explores the wider dynamics of state making, identity politics and authority-making in a society in contested transition.
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