Work & Publications

2023 | Venhovens, M.J.H. (2023), ‘Transient In-betweenness: Conflicting Futures in the De-Facto Abkhazian borderlands.’, in: Demant, M & Khalvasi, T (Eds) A Sea of Transience: Politics, Poetics and Aesthetics Along the Black Sea Coast, Berghahn Books, London.

2023 | Venhovens, M.J.H. (2023), ‘Foreigners in their own Home: De Facto Displacement and Negative Emplacement in the Abkhazian Borderlands’, Caucasus Survey.

2021 | Venhovens, M.J.H. (2021) ‘An Anxious Border: De-Facto Spectacles at the Frontier of the Republic of Abkhazia’, Journal of Borderland Studies, 38(1), 119-131.

2019 | Venhovens, M.J.H. (2019) ‘Hardening Porousness: Borderization & Abandonment among the borderland ruins of Abkhazia’, IASS Newsletter, Vol.82, Spring.

2016 | Venhovens M.J.H & Demmers, J (2016), ‘Bluffing the State: Spatialities of Contested Statehood in the Abkhazia-Georgian Conflict.’, in: Björkdahl, A & Buckley-Zistel, S (Eds) Spatialising Peace and Conflict. Mapping the Production of Places, Sites and Scales of Violence, Palgrave Macmillan, London.

2014 | Venhovens, M.J.H. (2014) ‘Borders of War: The impact of South Ossetia’s New Border’. Insight on Conflict, 07 March 2014. Online available at: