Resource conflicts and resource governance, ethnicization of land conflicts, global-local translations, displacement
PhD Candidate at University of Cologne; MA Global Political Economy at University of Sussex, UK, 2008; BA International Relations at Dresden University, Germany, 2006.
At BICC, Marie has conducted research on resource-related conflicts in Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Nigeria), with a focus on grievances relating to mining and oil investments and possibilities for improving the governance of resource extraction. She is currently pursuing her PhD on nativist discourses world-wide and their links to displacements from land in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire in the framework of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center “Future Rural Africa”, in project B03 – “Violent futures? Contestations along the frontier”.
Earlier, Marie has led a research project on “Artisanal miners in developing countries—DR Congo and Peru” which investigated the limits and possibilities of certification initiatives aimed at “conflict-free” or “fair” minerals. As International Coordinator of the Fatal Transactions network of European research institutes and NGOs, she was an observer to the Kimberley Process for the certification of rough diamonds.