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Research Director of the Insecure Livelihoods Project, Ghent University

Christoph’s work is perched at the interstices of political anthropology, critical geography, and the sociology of conflicts, with a specific interest in the ethics and methods of complex fieldwork.

Driven by curiosity about conflict, ambiguity, and liminality, Christoph has been investigating dynamics of violence, politics, mobilization and trade in the African Great Lakes region for over 12 years.

Other than being the Research Director for the CRG’s Insecure Livelihoods Series, Christoph is a Senior Fellow with the Congo Research Group at NYU and leads, a platform for open-access publishing, decolonial consulting and current affairs analysis.

A former UN Security Council expert on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christoph regular comments on Central African issues for BBC, RFI, Reuters and other media.