Invited talks


“Seamless imaginaries, territorialised realities: the regional politics of corridor governance in Southern Africa”

Talk delivered at the Cross-Border Road Transport Symposium of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Kasane, Botswana


“China-Tanzania relations and the role of infrastructure”

Seminar series on Tanzania, University of Bayreuth, Germany


“‘Global Africa’ in the emerging post-pandemic world order”

Keynote address delivered at the 7th Pécs African Studies Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary


“Gerechtigkeit global gedacht”

Keynote address delivered at the New Year’s function of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), Uhingen chapter


“Moving Beyond the ‘Debt Trap’: (Meta-)Theoretical Reflections on the Analytical Treatment of Debt in Africa-China Studies”

University of Florida, Center for African Studies, China-Africa Working Group


Talk given at an event on Africa organised by Heike Baehrens, Member of the German Parliament


“Belts, roads and railways: Chinese infrastructure projects and regional reordering in Africa”

University of Leipzig, Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) – Leipzig, Germany
1st annual conference


“China’s spatial fix in Africa : Infrastructure, African agency and the issue of debt”

University of Bremen, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies – Bremen, Germany
Colloquium “Internationalised Politics”


“The political economy of ‘China in Africa’: Chinese overaccumulation, African agency and the issue of debt”

University of Padova, Department of History, Geography and of the Ancient World – Padova, Italy
Graduate seminar series on China-Africa


“The Chinese ‘infrastructural fix’ in Africa: Contradictions in the Sino-Zambian ‘road bonanza’”

University of Edinburgh & Confucius Institute for Scotland – Edinburgh, UK
International Conference on the Belt & Road Initiative


“Africa’s transport infrastructure boom: empowering whom and for what purpose?”

St Andrews Africa Summit – St Andrews, UK