How CouchSurfing’s attempts to overcome one-dimensional forms of ‘othering’ work out in practice, theorizing how hosts and guests who meet in person – and in ‘everyday’ settings like the home – rework second-hand information (e.g. media images) about each other through a travel network that seeks to authenticate a cosmopolitan view on (cultural) diversity.
Adane Kebede Gebeyehu
My doctoral project is focused on the adaptive responses of Omo Valley communities to growing insecurity with the climate variability and political-ecological changes, in Ethiopia.
My research explores the socio-territorial frictions that pervade informal gold mining in the Chocó, Colombia.
Erik van Ommering
The dual nature of education in contexts of violent conflict: a classroom-based analysis of the violence inducing and -averting capacities of primary schools in Lebanon
The Mining-conservation nexus: New regimes of ‘’sustainable development ‘’ in Madagascar
The Golden Generation: Islam, Inspiration, Ethical techniques of binding within the Gülen Movement