Thesis subject

Supervision Elisabet Rasch

In my research I look at how (activism towards) mega projects of natural resource extraction and energy production transform practices and meanings of citizenship and democracy. My research is rooted in the observation that the properties of resources (and how they are extracted) shape the ways people organize around them and (re)negotiate their relation with the state on the one hand, and that democratic institutions inform the ways that power relations transform in the field of energy production and subsoil natural resource extraction on the other.

Fields of Expertise

  • Activism and resistance
  • Citizenship
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Extraction
  • Fracking
  • Engaged anthropology

Geographical Area

  • The Netherlands: de Noordoostpolder
  • Guatemala
  • Colombia