Dr. Kei Otsuki
Dr. Otsuki is an associate professor of International Development Studies at Utrecht University, specialised in development sociology and sustainability research. She contributes her expertise on critical approaches to international sustainable development and land-infrastructure relationship in the global South, including Brazil, Mozambique, and more recently Indonesia, to the project. Read more
Prof. Annelies Zoomers
Dr. Griet Steel
Dr. Griet Steel worked as an Assistant Professor in International Development Studies at Utrecht University. She still supervises some of the InFront PhD students from her specific experience of doing research on informality and land issues in urban investment frontiers in cities in Africa and Latin America.
Emilinah Namaganda is a PhD candidate at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. Her research employs geospatial techniques and critical theories (specifically Africana Critical Theory) to examine the socio-economic and environmental implications of an expanding frontier of sustainability-induced extractivism in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Read more
Hiroyuki Tsuji is a PhD candidate at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. He holds a MA. degree in African studies from Porto University in Portugal, and a BA. degree from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan. His current research focuses on the development of extractive urbanism in the coal frontier of Tete, Mozambique, more specifically, how different inhabitants in Tete have been coping with the socio-economic, environmental, and spatial changes that the new coal economy has brought. Furthermore, amid the ongoing global shift towards a low-carbon future, Tete’s case can illustrate the effects of this transition on the existing coal frontier that still heavily relies on the fossil fuel projects.
Aisse Feldheim is a Master Student in Sustainable Development – International Development Studies at Utrecht University. His research for the InFRONT project focuses on the interlinkages of the expanding natural gas frontier in Cabo Delgado with global climate governance. He is further responsible for website administration.
Ivo Wakounig is a Master Student in Sustainable Development – Energy & Materials at Utrecht University. In his master thesis, Ivo analyses the European Green Deal and the effectiveness of the green industry financing flows. He contributes to the inFRONT project by studying the EU’s (external) energy and industrial policies’ impact in energy transitions.
Gabriel C.M. Arruda
Gabriel Arruda is a Master Student in Sustainable Development – International Development Studies at Utrecht University. His contribution for the InFRONT project focuses on the socio-environmental impacts of the energy transitions, specifically green hydrogen production on the Global South. He is further responsible for website administration.