Department of Management, Society and Communication
- CBS Sustainability Centre
- Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
As a political and economic anthropologist, I am concerned with tracing the often uneven and contradictory effects of development and sustainability initiatives, as well as with using insights from ethnographic research to rethink what development and sustainability might mean.
I have carried out much of my research in Kenya, investigating the temporal politics of large-scale infrastructure projects; land reform and the privatization of customary land; the production, labour and trade of ‘sustainable’ commodities; economies of migration and displacement; and financial inclusion initiatives. My current research project, funded by the Danida Fellowship Fund and carried out in collaboration with colleagues from CBS, University of Nairobi and the Institute for Legal and Environmental Governance – Kenya, examines environmental maritime governance in Kenya in the context of international efforts to abate greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Manchester and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Copenhagen.
- Politics of sustainability
- Market-driven development
- Labour and livelihoods
- Property rights and relations
At CBS, I have taught bachelor’s and master’s students in social and cultural theory, ethnographic research methods and critical approaches to circular economy, corporate sustainability and CSR
I am interested in supervising Bachelor and Master projects examining the politics of sustainability / sustainable development; corporate sustainability; and CSR / corporate ethics.
In: Trade Makes States: Governing the Greater Somali Economy. . ed. /Tobias Hagmann; Finn Stepputat. London : Hurst Publishers 2023, p. 35-55 (African Arguments)
Paper presented at 17th EASA Biennial Conference 2022, 2022, p. 4
In: Economic Anthropology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 112-124
Abstract from 17th EASA Biennial Conference 2022, 2022, p. 1
In: People before Markets: An Alternative Casebok. . ed. /Daniel Scott Souleles; Johan Gersel; Morten Sørensen Thaning. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2022, p. 383-407
In: Exertions: Society for the Anthropology of Work, 20.9.2021
In: Commodity Frontiers, Vol. 2, 2021, p. 16-23
In: Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 227-246
In: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2020, p. 202-203
In: Land, Investment and Politics: Reconfiguring Eastern Africa's Pastoral Drylands. . ed. /Jeremy Lind; Doris Okenwa; Ian Scoones. Woodbridge : James Currey 2020, p. 43-54
In: Mobile Urbanity: Somali Presence in Urban East Africa. . ed. /Neil Carrier; Tabea Scharrer. New York : Berghahn Books 2019, p. 97-117 (Integration and Conflict Studies, Vol. 20)
København : Teologisk Fakultet. Københavns Universitet 2018, 256 p.
København : Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS 2018, 26 p. (DIIS Working Paper, No. 2018: 2)
In: The Corridor: How the East African Corridor Spanning the Indian Ocean from Somalia to South Africa is being Radically Reshaped. . ed. /Tau Tavengwa; Leonie Newhouse. Göttingen : Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung 2017, p. 28-29
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, 8.2016, p. 511-529
Nairobi : FSD Kenya 2014, 15 p. (FSD Insights, No. 8)
In: Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. . ed. /Amanda Hammar. London : Zed Books 2014, p. 127-144
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2012, p. 383-404
Nairobi : FSD Kenya 2012, 46 p.
Firenze : European University Institute 2012, 38 p. (KNOW RESET Research Report, No. 2012/01)
Frederiksberg : The Business of Society 27.11.2020
: The Business of Society 2020
Frederiksberg : SUSTEIN 8.1.2019
Frederiksberg : SUSTEIN 17.1.2019
Frederiksberg : SUSTEIN 30.1.2019
Frederiksberg : SUSTEIN 15.2.2019
UoN-Copenhagen Business School collaboration for Environmental Maritime Governance Research
Currently no outside activities.