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Wibo van Rossum
Wibo van Rossum (w.vanrossum@uu.nl) is lecturer in legal theory at Utrecht University. He teaches courses in sociology of law, comparative legal cultures, and (at Erasmus University Rotterdam) anthropology of law. He published on the ritual behaviour of Turkish defendants in court, on the religious law and legal procedure of the alevis, on the influence of minority cultures in family and labour law cases, and on legal pluralistic family law among Moroccan immigrants.

Anita Böcker
Anita Böcker (a.bocker@jur.ru.nl) is associate professor at the Institute for Sociology of Law in Nijmegen. Her PhD thesis (Radboud University Nijmegen 1994) dealt with the impact of the Dutch state system of social security on informal social security arrangements within Turkish migrant families and networks. Her current research topics include the social security strategies of older migrants and ethnic diversity in the judiciary in old and new countries of immigration.

André J. Hoekema
André J Hoekema (a.j.hoekema@uva.nl) held a chair in Sociology of Law in the law faculty of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and now holds a chair in Legal Pluralism. The last 15 years or so he is paying special attention to problems of multi-ethnic states, particularly the legal position of indigenous peoples and of minority communities. At home he studies multicultural tendencies in family law and other legal fields, abroad he addresses legal pluralism and its place within development policies and philosophies, concentrating on matters like land and territorial rights, legal reform, and ways to ‘pluralize’ the state and its legal order, mostly in Latin American and some African countries. Recent publications: J.M. Ubink, A.J. Hoekema, W.J. Assies (eds.), Legalising Land Rights; Local Practices, State Responses and Tenure Security in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Leiden 2009); R.Grillo, R. Ballard, A. Ferrari, A.J.Hoekema, M. Maussen & P.Shaw (eds), Legal practice and cultural diversity, Farnham UK (Aldershot, 2009).

Janine Ubink
Janine Ubink (j.m.ubink@law.leidenuniv.nl) is senior researcher law and governance in Africa at the Van Vollenhoven Institute of the law faculty of Leiden University. In 2007 she published her dissertation In the Land of the Chiefs: Customary law, land conflicts, and the role of the state in peri-urban Ghana. She was furthermore involved as researcher and editor in a project comparing land tenure legalisations in eight countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Currently she is conducting research on the possibilities of legal empowerment through engagement with customary law, with a special focus on Namibia.

Karin Nijenhuis
Karin Nijenhuis (nijenhuis@ascleiden.nl) is a human geographer and environmental jurist. She is doing her PhD on the mobility of farmers and conflicts over access to land in Mali at the African Studies Centre, Leiden. In addition she is working as a senior project manager at the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) in The Hague.

Rafael Wittek

Jonelle Armstrong
Jonelle Armstrong is a graduate of the European Erasmus Mundus master program in Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA), during which the research for this paper was carried out. Since then she served as a base manager for Medair in North Uganda, and recently was appointed base manager of the Disaster Management Team of Tearfund's North Sudan Programme.

Laurens Bakker
Laurens Bakker (l.bakker@jur.ru.nl) is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies and the Institute of Sociology of Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Michiel Köhne
Michiel Köhne (michiel.kohne@wur.nl) is assistant professor at Law and Governance, Wageningen University. His main topic of interest is the relationships between law and development. He is presently working on two different topics. The first regards rights of indigenous peoples to land and self governance. The second concerns transnational regulation of tropical commodity chains in which western conglomerates of multinationals and NGOs make rules with regard to agrarian production in developing countries.
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Marc Simon Thomas
Marc Simon Thomas (m.a.simonthomas@uu.nl) is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Latin American Research and Education (CEDLA) in Amsterdam and Utrecht University, and affiliated as a tutor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology of Utrecht University. He obtained a Dutch law degree at the University of Leiden in 1992. After a decade of work experience in business services, he continued his academic career in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University where he graduated in 2006 (cum laude). Next, he received his masters degree in Latin American Studies at CEDLA in 2008. His current research interest concern indigenous rights and legal consciousness in Ecuador.

Joke Kusters
Joke Kusters (joke.kusters@ua.ac.be) studied law at the University of Antwerp and Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Leuven. From 2002-2008 she did doctoral research in the field of legal anthropology at the University of Antwerp and during 2009, she was visiting research scholar at the Cardozo School of Law. Her main research areas are the Jewish communities of Antwerp and the state legal approach of Romani culture.