As an Africanist from the start of my academic life in the mid-1980s, I have flown up and down to southern Africa and other parts of the world for research and professional reasons. I can no longer live with myself doing that all the time and want to get the conversation rolling in academia about our flying habits. As an academic who has flown all his life I am complicit as hell myself, which maybe gives in some weird way a reason to start and contribute to that conversation.
Assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and African Studies Centre Leiden and Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Research focus on private wildlife conservation, human-animal studies and diversity in higher education in South Africa.