Welcome to Politics & Voice! This website covers research I conduct on themes related to poverty, violence, education, peacebuilding, development, human rights, gender and political agency. In the scope of my work I want to listen to, and learn from those who are most marginalized from political influence and debates. My research and writing is based on data I carefully assemble from interviews, focus group discussions, participatory research methods, art-based research or questionnaires with people affected by poverty, violence and conflict. In my publications and research I centralize local perspectives. Most of my research focuses on sub-Saharan African countries, though I occasionally blink outside that regional box.
While I put a lot of heart and soul into my academic work, with Politics & Voice I want to go beyond that scholarly path and rebel and research with a cause.
The aim of Politics & Voice is to unlearn, explore various avenues to present, reflect and act upon people’s experiences and concerns in low-income and/or conflict-affected environments. This ranges from getting involved in small-scale projects on the ground, to research studies for policymakers or blog posts – sprinkled with a dash of art.