Christoph Kaufmann

Christoph Kaufmann

PhD student

Political Geography

Tel.: 044 63 55212

Room number: Y25 L 64


Political subjectivities, gold, Colombia, regulation, informality, violence, (post-)conflict, legal anthropology and geographies


MSc in Geographies of Global Change, University of Zurich (2016) 

Current research 

My research looks at the manifold ways in which informal gold mining in Colombia is being (de-)regulated. This conundrum is at the core of an eventual post-conflict scenario where patterns of public authority are being renegotiated and reterritorialized.

Conceptually, I combine insights from legal geographies and anthropology to adopt a plural view on (de-)regulation and understand its spatial repercussions.