Portrait photo of Eric Cezne

Eric Cezne

Eric Cezne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, and a visiting research fellow in INFRAGLOB. He has completed his PhD research (2016-2020, University of Groningen) in collaboration with the project, approaching the signification and articulation of South–South relations in expanding mining frontiers – seen through the coal-driven investment of Brazilian multinational Vale S.A. in Mozambique.

Email: e.m.cezne@uu.nl

Portrait photo of Mykola Makhortykh

Mykola Makhortykh

Before moving to Bern, Mykola completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a postdoctoral research in Data Science at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research.

Email: mykola.makhortykh@ikmb.unibe.ch


Claude Kabemba

Claude Kabemba is the Executive Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW). He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand and possesses over 26 years of experience in research, policy, and advocacy on democratic governance, ESG, and development in Africa. Claude Kabemba has authored numerous books and articles on topics such as democratization, the African state, election politics, social policies, and natural resource governance, drawing from his extensive fieldwork in Southern and Central Africa. As an associated researcher of the Infraglob project, he focuses specifically on gaining insights into how Chinese mining companies respond to contentious actions in the DRC.


Laura Krehbiel

Laura Krehbiel recently obtained a master’s degree from the Universities of Porto, Bayreuth and Bordeaux-Montaigne in the Erasmus Mundus Programme European Interdisciplinary Master African Studies (EIMAS). In her master´s thesis, she researched how Ugandan youth climate activists use social media for their activism. Expanding on this, she is now researching how climate activists in Uganda navigate political constraints to their activism, with a focus on contestations against the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).