Here you can find information about my current and past anthropology work and my experience as a researcher.

In my academic research I focus on the cultural, social, economic, and environmental aspects of small-scale gold mining in the Amazon region, especially in Brazil and the Guianas, but also in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. In Suriname and French Guiana I work with the Brazilian migrant miners and the Aluku and Ndjuka maroon population in the gold fields.

I have also done policy-oriented work on middle and small scale mining (gems, gold, aggregates) in Brazil, the routes of illegally mined gold in the Guiana’s, fair mined gold in Bolivia, and environmental regulation for small scale gold mining in Suriname.