Diane Kapgen

Research Specialist


Diane Kapgen studied African Development Studies in Geography (BA), Culture and Society in Africa (BA) and Population and Development Sciences (MA) at the University of Bayreuth and the University of Brussels (ULB). In 2019, she defended her PhD thesis on the impacts of agroecology-based development programs on smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in Burkina Faso at the Center for Studies on International Cooperation and Development at the ULB.

Diane joined the Institute of History in 2018 for the Sustainable Food Practices project, where she contributes to analysing Luxembourg’s food system and establishing pathways towards more sustainability (project details: food.uni.lu). Diane’s main research interests are critical development studies, agroecological transitions, rural and peasant studies, and she is particularly passionate about interdisciplinary and qualitative field research and global food system developments.

Research projects:

Sustainable Food Practices

MSH 2.149
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