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School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
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My research focuses on the political economy of mining in the developing world. While I have worked on cases located in West Africa, I now mostly work on cases in Asia. Between 2011-14, building on several fieldwork periods in three of the largest mineral producers of the region—The Philippines, Laos and Mongolia—my research has focused on how global norms for the sector are being domesticated. Today, my research looks specifically at the political economy of large-scale mining in Mongolia. Mongolia is the site of what are expected to become two of the world’s largest mines.