I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Policy

I study a broad range of topics, with a particular interest in natural resources, armed conflict and magico-religious beliefs.

Currently, my two main research projects focus on eastern DR Congo. One project studies the nexus between mineral resources, conflict and employment opportunities. See social minefield for more info. The other project studies the impact of electricity provision on socio-economic development, security and nature conservation. See powering development for more info.

You can find my CV here.

I am also affiliated to the Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS); the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU); the Expertise Centre on Mining Governance (CEGEMI); and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).