I am a sociologist and ethnographer interested in epistemic and environmental (in)justices. I look at affective knowledge practices in the city, archaeology and geography, 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 currently affiliated with the Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center, an initiative from Erasmus University Medical Center, Delft University of Technology, and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
My project prepares a multi-sited and retrospective living lab in my home borough of Rotterdam South that knots local issues to translocal socio-politics. I combine volunteer work with my research on the ‘everyday politics’ of city denizens and other relevant actors. Conceptually, I draw on various anthropological, philosophical and sociological sources to situationally analyse existing (trans)local and, what I call, dark infrastructures in the stigmatized territory of Rotterdam South.
Read here about my previous project, Navigating Stories in Times of Transition, at the University of Twente.