Senior Lecturer in International Development, University of Antwerp
I am a senior lecturer in International Development at the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp. I am broadly interested in governance and conflict in spaces where the state is only weakly present, particularly in Central and Eastern Africa. My current principal research interests are the following: public services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a particular focus on the traffic police and taxes; ‘green criminology’, and particularly ivory trade in Central and Eastern Africa; conflict and rebel movements in the DRC and Uganda, particularly the LRA and ADF in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and conflict dynamics in Western Uganda. I have conducted extensive field resarch on these issues in the DR Congo and Uganda.
I was a visiting fellow at Makerere University (Uganda; 2004-2006; 2011-2013); and the London School of Economics (Department of International Development; 2014)
Football and politics in Kinshasa: how DRC's elite use sport to build their reputations and hold on to power
Jan 25, 2023 04:46 am UTC| Sports
Football in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as in much of the world is intertwined with politics. In the central African country, football clubs have long been a way for the regime in power to build political...
Uganda’s fuel smugglers: are the Opec Boys (anti-)heroes of the marginalised?
Oct 11, 2022 04:31 am UTC| Insights & Views
Whats the history of smuggling in Ugandas West Nile region? The term smuggling often brings strongly negative connotations, and is often associated with criminality and violence. However, smugglers arent always...
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