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I joined the Department of Management, Society and Communication in September 2018 as a postdoctoral research fellow on the SUSTEIN project, which examines how notions of sustainability, including efforts at defining, measuring and enforcing sustainability through certified standards, shape global supply chains. My research line focuses on how such ideologies and practices of sustainability play out through modes of tea production in Kenya. Ethnographically, I focus on the institution of the tea plantation and its associated factories and outgrower tea farmers.
I am a social anthropologist with a broad focus on the political and economic in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya. My research has explored the sociality of markets and money; land and property; and the temporal politics of development and planning. I hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Anthropology from the University of Manchester and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London), and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Copenhagen.