Mirko van Pampus
RESEARCH THEME: POLITICAL ECONOMY AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY
Mirko is research assistant at CEDLA. He is a political economist with a BSc in Bèta-Gamma (UvA, major International Relations), a MSc in Development Studies (SOAS) and a MA in Latin American Studies (CEDLA). He lived in Brazil for five years working in research and education before moving back to Europe in 2021.
The research of Mirko lies at the intersection of political economy and political ecology. During his masters at CEDLA he studied governance and conflict in Chilean lithium mining. He then coordinated the interdisciplinary ENLENS (research project into mining and the energy transition, again in Chile. Currently as research assistant to Barbara Hogenboom. Mirko is expanding his research into sustainable and unsustainable forms of mining for the energy transition in the so-called lithium triangle in South America.
Van Pampus, M., Hogenboom, B., Hoorn, C., & Seijmonsbergen, A. C. (2023). Uncertainties in the debate on the environmental impact of lithium brine extraction in the Salar de Atacama, Chile. Evolving Earth, 100024.