Sam Kniknie

Position: PhD Fellow


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Sam's research looks at urban protest in the conflict-ridden city of Goma, DRC. Building on an ethnographic approach, he looks how youth in urban peripheries engage in practices of urban protest and how their subjectivities are molded by experiences of political violence and state violence. More specifically, he looks how the agents of urban protest challenge and confirm the concept of the state, how violence is both an experience and a form of agency for youth in urban peripheries and how state violence is getting shape in postcolonial and (post-)conflict regimes. 


Keywords: Protest, urban peripheries, political violence, youth, state violence, DRC



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