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I am a social anthropologist of sorts, interested in social and environmental (in)justices. I look at affective knowledge practices in the city, archaeology, science & technology, and policy & breakdown. How bodies know, and what they feel is worth keeping (and not) in times of climate catastrophe is of urgent concern.

I am a member of the Public Issues and Imaginaries team at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. I am affiliated with the Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center, an initiative from the Convergence of Erasmus University Medical Center, Delft University of Technology, and Erasmus University Rotterdam. I am also affiliated with the BePrepared Consortium for Pandemic Preparedness.

My project prepares a multi-sited living lab in my home borough of Rotterdam South in alignment with a multi-sited ethnography that knots local issues to translocal socio-politics. I combine volunteer work with my research on the everyday politics of city denizens. Conceptually, I draw on various ethnographic and sociological sources to situationally analyse existing (trans)local and social infrastructures in the stigmatized territory of Rotterdam South.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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