I am a socio-cultural anthropologist. My research lies at the intersection of medical anthropology, political ecology, multispecies ethnography, and science and technology studies (STS), with an empirical focus on central Africa, and on the western and central forested regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular. My research and teaching engage with issues of green imperialism, medical humanitarianism, and inequality in postcolonial Africa.
I obtained my PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in 2017. From 2016-18, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut Pasteur (Paris) and the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale (Collège de France), and from 2018-21, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. In 2021, I was also a Lecturer at the New School for Social Research in New York, and a visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, at KU Leuven.