Present and past research projects

“A comparative study of COVID-19 tests in the DRC and Uganda: Situating the knowns and unknowns in the COVID19 pandemic” (2021-22)

together with N. Morisho (Pole Institute, Goma) and H. Muyinda (Makerere U, Kampala) with funding from the German Research Foundation.

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“Viral Atmosphere” (2022-2026)

A digital public anthropology project of "Preparedness as Mobility Regime: The case of Covid-19”(2022-2026)

togetherwith H. Dilger (FU Berlin, GER), KS Bo (Yonsei University, South Korea, J. Hornberger (Witwatersrand University, South Africa), N. Morisho (Pole Institute, DRK), M Doevenspeck (University of  Bayreuth, GER);

funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.


Trust in Medicine during Ebola epidemics” (2016-2022)

together with Ulrike Beisel (FU Berlin), S Spencer (Fourah Bay College, Freetown), E Mukowa (Njala U), G Akello (Gulu University), J Ganle (Accra University);

funded by the Germany Research Foundation “German-African Collaborations in Infectiology”.


“Humanizing the Design of the Ebola response in the DRC” (2019-2020)

together with N. Morisho (Pole Institute, Goma)

funded by R2HC of Elhra, Wellkom Trust, DFID, and NIH


Summer schoolFrom disasters to planetary care: The August 2017 mudslide in Sierra Leone and what it means to become accountable in the Anthropocene” (2019)

together with Sylvanus Spencer (Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone), Susan Erikson, (Simon Fraser University, Canada);

Funded by the VW Foundation