Romain Dittgen

As a human geographer by training, Romain Dittgen is interested in questions of urban change, both through the lens of materiality and forms of living together, and by exploring the interplay between city-making and migration. Empirically, his focus has been primarily directed at South Africa and Zambia, with more recent explorations into dense and highly diverse urban contexts in Western Europe. In parallel to his position at Utrecht University, he is affiliated with the African Centre for Migration & Society (University of the Witwatersrand) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University).
Key areas of research: societal change and pragmatic (co)living, Africa-China relations, urban transformation, large-scale developments.
Editorial board: Global China Pulse (Open Access Journal) / The People's Map of Global China.