Guest PhD student


Sam Kniknie will be guest PhD student with us during the autumn. Welcome!

Sam Kniknie is a PhD researcher at Conflict Research Group (Ghent University). His research looks at urban protest in the conflict-ridden city of Goma, DR Congo. Building on an ethnographic approach, he studies how youth in urban peripheries engage in practices of urban political violence and how their subjectivities are moulded in an in-between space. More specifically, he focuses on how urban political youth groups mobilize local and global subjectivities, how violence is both an experience and a form of agency for these groups and how in-between spaces and identities produce riots.


Last modified: 2023-11-28