Just a quick update in case Twitter crashes or burns to the ground, you can find me on Mastodon at @firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be doing there what I have been doing on Twitter, mostly posting about development cooperation, research, academia, and occasionally fashion. As long as Twitter is up, my handle there will also be running, … Continue reading Mastodon
My colleague Ziad Al Achkar and I are organizing a panel for the International Studies Association meeting in 2023 in Montreal! We've mentioned this panel a few times on Twitter, and would love to have 1-2 more papers on the panel. Here's the panel abstract: "This panel explores the roles that digital mapping, remote sensing, … Continue reading Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media
I have two new articles that have come out in the last two months! Both are focused on urban migrants. For those who are interested in how urban migrants use the internet and e-government, check out this article with my colleagues Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, and Constantin Ruhe: Digitalization and e-government in the lives of … Continue reading Two new articles!
If you read German, I shared some of my thoughts on the future of American development policy under an incoming Biden administration in the German magazine Welt-Sichten!
I was invited to write a short column (in German) for the Frankfurter Rundschau on what the outcome of the U.S. election tomorrow could mean for development policy - the long and short of it is that Trump and Biden will take radically different approaches to engaging in global development. For those who would like … Continue reading The U.S. Elections and Development Policy
I have a new policy brief that has been published as part of the T20 process, in which think tanks from the G20 member states draw on scientific research to provide policy recommendations to the leaders during the G20 summit. My brief summarizes the practical implications of my research over the last few years on … Continue reading T20 Policy Brief: Digitalization and Forced Displacement
I have a new GDI/DIE Discussion Paper out, co-authored with my team members from last year's graduate course! It's an overview of activities with some top line recommendations for practitioners - there will be more publications that go deeper into the data and sites later this year.
My colleagues Constantin Ruhe, Lisa Groß and I have a new article out in the Journal of Refugee Studies! I won't post a PDF because it's open access, so anyone can download if for free. We dig into the question about why GDP per capita has not generally been a good predictor of new refugees. … Continue reading The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees
I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political
Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, Constantin Ruhe, and I have a new working paper out that focuses on access and use of new technologies by urban migrants in Bogota! We'll be revising it at some point, but for now we'd love feedback and comments - it was a challenge, and we hope the paper can start … Continue reading New working paper! Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota