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Personal profile

Research interests

I'm a political economist and Lecturer in International Development at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences. My research centres on processes of economic transformation in Central Africa, with a particular focus on labour and Northern corporations. Currently, I’m working on a comparative case study of the solar sector in Burundi and Rwanda to investigate to what extent and how state capacity influences the quantity, quality, and inequalities of clean energy labour generated in Africa. I'm also finalising a book manuscript - Disrupted Development in the Congo: The Fragile Foundations of the African Mining Consensus - due for publication with Oxford University Press in 2023.

PhD Supervision

I’m interested in supervising PhD students working on economic transformation in Africa, and in particular (but not exclusively) on topics related to:

  • The social, economic, and/or political implications of the increased demand the global renewable energy transition places on African minerals and metals needed for low-carbon technologies and infrastructure;
  • The developmental implications of the dependence of renewable energy transitions in Africa on the diffusion of green technologies from North American, European, and East Asian corporations.

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 Sep 2020 → …

Affiliated Member, Catholic University of Bukavu

3 May 2016 → …


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