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Irene Among

Research Fellow + PhD Student (ADAPTED)

Room: 2.16

Email: Irene.Among-Lutz@rub.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24857


Short Profile

Irene is a PhD. candidate on a joint candidature between Ruhr University Bochum and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is a recipient of a scholarship from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska‐Curie grant agreement No. 956909 through the ADAPTED project (Eradicating Poverty: Pathways Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals). Her research focuses on legal mechanisms for building coherent social protection systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Irene holds a MSc (International Development) from Birmingham University, United Kingdom, and a MA (Public Administration & Management) from Makerere University Kampala.

Research Focus

  • Social Protection
  • Gender and Development
  • Disability and Social Inclusion
  • Political Economy



  • Law and Development (MADM, University of the Western Cape, Summer Term 2023)


Supervision of Master theses (MADM programme at the University of the Western Cape)

  • Tesfaye, Hileleule (2023): Assessing the role of unauthorized legal practitioners in access to justice for the poor: A Case study of Lideta sub-city, Addis Ababa 


Institute of Development Research and Development
Ruhr University Bochum
Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum
E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22418