Publications & Talks


2017. ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, in The Challenges Undisclosed. Reflecting on the invisible experiences of doctoral fieldworkField Diary Issue Series 2, guest eds. Liz Storer & Anna Shoemaker, Resilience in East African Landscape (REAL).

2017. Contributor. ‘Advice for Colombia from countries that have sought peace – and sometimes found it‘, The Conversation, February, 17.

2015. ‘Feat and Failure in (Post-) Colonial DRC: Navigating the Labyrinth of the Negotiated State‘, Chambre de Commerce Suisse-RD Congo (CCSC) September-October Newsletter.

2015. ‘The ‘Gomenyi’ borderland: It’s not always all about war‘, Amani Itakuya Essay Series II, Ed. Christoph Vogel, August 17.

2014. ‘Mbuji-Mayi and Lubumbashi: The urban offspring of the ‘resource curse’?’, Unpublished background paper. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.

Academic peer-reviewed journal articles

2017. ‘Reintegrating Former Fighters in the Congo. Ambitious Objectives, Limited Results‘, International Peacekeeping, 24 (2): 254-279.

Presentations and Lectures

2017. ECAS 2017. ‘Mokili Ebende’ | Un Monde de Fer. Explorer l’Etat Composite : Le Cas des Services de l’Urbanisme en RD Congo. Basel, June 30.

2017. ISA Annual Convention 2017. The Composite State: Embodied Control and Planned Imaginary. Illustrations from DR Congo’s Urban Services. Baltimore, February 23.

2016. Feat and Failure of the [Post]Colony: Questioning International Intervention’s Key Assumptions, University of AmsterdamCollege of social sciences: Bachelor  Human Geography and urban planning, Course ‘Introduction to International Development Studies’, Professor Niels Beerepoot, November 7.

2016. CCDP-IDRC Research Workshop on Urban Safety and Peacebuilding. Presentation: The Neo-Liberal City and the Panopticon State: Cases from the DR Congo, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva July 4-5 .

2015. Rethinking State-Failure in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva: Masters of Development, course ‘Introduction to Conflict and Development’, Professors R. Bocco and G. Carbonnier, March 26.

2013. Opérations de maintien de la paix : Quel futur ?, Association Mosaïque, Université de Lausanne, Novembre 21

Other Publications

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In the Long Run editors have been publishing some my fieldwork photographies for their ‘Image of the Week’ series in 2017-2018:

Working Papers

Ceci n’est pas un état: A Visual Ethnography of the Maintenance Work(ers) of the (Failed) State.

‘Shouldn’t you be teaching me?’ The Congolese State: A Failed Mimesis of the ‘Modern State’?

Shrewd Urbanites Put State Failure To The Test: Negotiating Access To Public Services In Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic Of Congo.