Centre for Urban Studies

Mr F. (Francesco) Colona MSc

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • F.Colona@uva.nl

I am Francesco Colona, a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development and part of the Centre for Urban Studies at the same university. After a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, I completed a Research Master in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, with a research on organizational strategies of armed groups and their patterns of violence against civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am now part of a research team studying “Public-Private Security Assemblages and the Reconfiguration of Citizenship” in five different cities: Kingston (Jamaica), Recife (Brazil), Miami (USA), Jerusalem (Israel) and Nairobi (Kenya). In my own research I am focusing on the last city, where I try to understand - ethnographically - how citizenship and access to (or targeting from) security is reconfigured in hybrid forms of security governance. In my analysis I foregound how various security technologies and objects are mobilized by the private security industry, the  police and the residents.


  • Colona, F., & Jaffe, R. (2016). Hybrid Governance Arrangements. European Journal of Development Research, 28(2), 175-183. DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2016.5  [details] 


  • Glasius, M., & Colona, F. (2014). The Yugoslavia Tribunal: the moving targets of a legal theatre. In D. Abazović, & M. Velikonja (Eds.), Post-Yugoslavia: new cultural and political perspectives (pp. 8-34). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [details] 


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