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Johannes Knierzinger

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: November 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019


Johannes Knierzinger

Johannes Knierzinger is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).

While at CES, Knierzinger will study the effects of two waves of raw material booms in Africa during the 1960s and 2000s. He will focus on the impact of the Yom Kippur War, decolonization of Africa, and nationalization of resources as influencers in rising production levels of natural resources in Africa.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
  • Visiting Fellow 2018-2019, WCFIA, Harvard University


  • Johannes Knierzinger, “Mining towns as portals of globalization. The arrival of the global aluminium industry in West Africa.” Comparativ, 2017, pp. 94-111.
  • Johannes Knierzinger, “The socio-political implications of bauxite mining in Guinea: A commodity chain perspective.” The Extractive Industries and Society, 2014, pp. 20–27.

Research Project

The "New Scramble for Africa" from a European perspective: A crisis of chain governance similar to the 1970s?


Social Science