Celebrity activism: An Empirical Study of the Co-operation between Social Movements and Flemish Celebrities. University of Antwerp
Development and Human Rights in the 'Second World'. Christian NGOs and Social Movements towards the Opening of the East, 1980s-1990s. KU Leuven
Central São Paulo is concurrently the site, subject and in part the incessantly provisional product of myriad occupations. This project inquires whether and how such occupation practices perform instances of a latent proto-urbanism, considering the manifold ways in which they interact with the architecture of the city. Operating on the intersection of urbanism and anthropology, the project seeks coming to terms with the vicissitudes of the ...
Towards a non-essentialist understanding of social change. How citizen platforms affiliated with the 15M movement are transforming urban space in Spain Ghent University
Since the local elections in 2015, citizen platforms affiliated with 15M are actually governing in many big cities and hundreds of towns throughout Spain. With this project, I will investigate how these citizen platforms intervene in the production of urban space (in Madrid and Barcelona) to challenge dominant political-economic configurations and implement alternative political projects.
Cannabis Social ClubsU+2019 presence, ties, and practices within the European Union Ghent University
This study focuses on a particular model for the supply of cannabis: Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs). CSCs are an intermediate, non-profit model, which rely on in-house growers to cultivate the cannabis that is distributed among CSCsU+2019 adult members. CSCs have first emerged in Spain, but can be found in many other European countries today, although little is known about their features and the ties among them. Drawing on a mixed methods ...
The Social Anthropology of Security Practices and Conflict Dynamics in Central African Civil Wars Ghent University
This project investigates the socialization processes that (re-)configure (violent) security practices occurring in Central Africa. It aims to understand how these are shaped between community members and armed groups on one side but also to study how they impact on eastern Congo, a region characterized by insecurity and inter-community tensions, coupled with the involvement of foreign armed groups.
Understanding political change from the Margins: Social and Environmental Justice in Morocco and Tunisia. Ghent University
This sets out to explore the complex interplay between political transformation, (economic) globalization and contentious politics from the margins in Morocco and Tunisia. By using the margins as a lens, the project contributes to the existing debates in three academic fields: development studies, (post-)democratization studies and social movement theory (SMT).