Sam Spiegel


My research background is in geography and I am now a Lecturer in International Development at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. My research engages multiple themes in the study of international development, human geography, environmental governance, public health and political ecology, with a focus on extractive sector issues and debates. I am working on the different perspectives in artisanal mining communities in Zimbabwe and advocacies of artisanal mining associations. I have used participatory research methods in the past; in particular I worked with a Zimbabwean political cartoonist to produce resources that I used in data collection workshops with stakeholders.