My research interests are located at the nexus of contemporary violent conflict, the political sociology of (non-)state actors, and economic anthropology with a strong focus on Africa’s Great Lakes region.
Along these issues, I have published a number of articles on several topics and a book on humanitarian action and armed conflict and given numerous conference papers and invited talks as well as undergraduate and graduate classes.
Currently, my main projects is on artisanal mining, transnational governance, and armed conflict in eastern DRC. In addition, I work on a number of other side-projects.
- Mapping armed groups: a topography of conflict in eastern DRC
- Raia Mutomboki: despite, beyond, instead of the Congolese ‘state’
- Recycling rebels? The precarity of disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) in DRC
- MONUSCO’s intervention brigade: a paradigm change in peacekeeping
- Humanitarian action, peacekeeping, and civil war in DRC: conflict, cohabitation, cooperation