Personal profile

Research interests

I'm a political economist researching mining, energy, and labour in the context of green transitions, with a regional focus on Africa. Prior to joining the University of Bath in 2020, I held academic posts at the International Institute of Social Studies and the London School of Economics.

Currently, I’m involved as a collaborator on African Extractivism and the Green Transition, a six-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to investigate the political economy dynamics of critical transition metal and mineral extraction in the DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. I'm also part of a research consortium exploring the entanglements of wealth and value in the global lithium-ion battery chain.

I'm a member of the Editorial Working Group for the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), and an affiliated member of the Centre of Mining Research at the Catholic University of Bukavu, DR Congo.

PhD Supervision

I’m interested in supervising PhD students working on mining, energy, and/or labour in the context of green transitions in the global South, as well as more broadly on processes of economic transformation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Editorial Board Member, Review of African Political Economy

20 Jul 2021 → …

Council Member, Development Studies Association

1 Sept 202031 Aug 2023

Affiliated Member, Catholic University of Bukavu

3 May 2016 → …

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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