PhD students

I supervise or co-supervise several PhD students


Joseph Bahati Mukulu, PhD student in the VLIR TEAM project From handmade gravel to handmade urbanism

Divin-Luc Bikubanya, assistant at IOB

Hadassah Arian, PhD student in the DOCPRO project Questioning legitimacy in the ‘responsible cobalt assemblage’

Maria Eugenia Robles Mengoa, PhD student in the FWO InForMining project

Mollie Gleiberman, Capturing the benefits of private sector investment in natural resource extraction for national development. A case study of labor and the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique


In 2021

Bossissi Nkuba, Mercury pollution, intoxication and remediation in the Kamituga gold mining area. PhD in Biology, co-supervised with Lieven Bervoets, in the framework of the CEGEMI project

In 2022

Francine Iragi, The hammer and/or the hoe? Analyzing the linkages between artisanal mining and agriculture. PhD in Development Studies, co-supervised with Marijke Verpoorten, in the framework of the CEGEMI project

Fergus Simpson, The political ecology of conservation at a violent frontier in South Kivu, Eastern DRC, FWO fellow, joint PhD University of Antwerp and Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

In 2023

Simon Marijsse, Ambient technologies: an ethnography of extractive pathways in Eastern DR Congo. PhD in Development Studies and PhD in Antrhopology (KULeuven), co-supervised with Filip De Boeck and Boris Verbrugge, in the framework of the FWO-EOS project Winners and Losers from Globalization and Market Integration.