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Robert Pijpers

Robert Pijpers , PhD Candidate at University of Oslo
Robert Pijpers

Robert Pijpers’ research focuses on social, economic, environmental and political dynamics of large-scale investments in Sierra Leone, as well as on land use and governance, resource extraction and rural development in West Africa more broadly. He has conducted extensive field research in Sierra Leone, and shorter field research in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. He holds an MA from the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, and will defend his PhD research on the micro-politics of large-scale mining at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo on May 3, 2018.

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