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Research interests

I research the global politics of health and disease from a multispecies ecologies perspective, particularly of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with a predominant regional focus on Asia in global health. From this perspective, health issues such as infectious diseases are not simply biomedical problems. They result also from socio-political interactions including conflict, (agri-)industrialisation, urbanization, and modern lifestyles, which alter human-animal-microbial relations, sometimes leading to pathogenesis. Some questions explored concern the social impact of public health mechanisms (e.g. mask culture and social distancing) and the unintended consequences of global health policy and mechanisms (e.g. AMR); but also the role of alternative perspectives in helping to think through an ecological approach to (global) public health. I am currently working on a manuscript tentatively entitled Pathogenic Entanglements: towards an ecological approach to global health security in which I explore these themes more extensively.

I run the Politics and Ecologies of (Global) Health research unit and I am an Aletta Research Fellow of the Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.

In earlier work, I developed critical methodologies for security studies with colleagues across Europe and Canada (incl. mapping, discourse/materiality, visuality, genealogy, proximity, and distance. This led to the co-edited volume on Critical Security Methods (Routledge, 2015). My doctoral thesis investigated the materiality/discourse of human (health) security as situated governmental assemblages in approaching forced migration.

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Publications

Interspecies relations: SARS-CoV-2 spillovers on mink farms

Politics in the time of COVID

The Covid-19 Pandemic: Continuity and Change in the International Political Economy

Towards a socio-political and multispecies perspective on COVID-19

Riding the Shi: from infection barriers to the microbial city

Neuer Materialismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen

Affective Economies in the Governance of Trafficking and Sex Work in Vietnam

Critical Security Methods: New Frameworks for Analysis

Discourse/Materiality

Affective Economies in the Governance of Trafficking and Sex Work in Vietnam

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Press/media

Towards a socio-political and multispecies perspective on Covid-19

As soon as this is over... Stop washing your hands

Ook voorbeeldland Singapore scherpt coronaregels toch aan maar de kapper blijft open

Refugees and the global response to Covid-19

We moeten ons gaan gedragen als aziaten en rap ook ab

Refugees and the global response to Covid-19

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