Title: The Bullets Sound Like Music to My Ears
Description: Based on over 400 in-depth interviews with child soldiers and their commanders, this research reveals how rebel group socialization leads to allegiance among child soldiers and how this contributes to the creation of a cohesive group.
Supervisors: Dorothea Hilhorst, Gemma van der Haar
- “The Bullets Sound Like Music To My Ears: Socialization of Child Soldiers within African Rebel Groups”. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, 2014.
- “Socialization and Reintegration Challenges: A Case Study of the Lord’s Resistance Army”
in: Ozerdem and Polder (eds) Child Soldiers: From Recruitment to Reintegration. 173 – 190
Palgrave Macmillan, New York/London, 2011
- “Children of Rebellion: Socialization of Child Soldiers within the Lord’s Resistance Army”. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, October 2009. 101 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7002-254-0.
More information: Project page.
Current information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lotte-vermeij-8447b818/