I am an Anthropologist with strong academic interest in Anthropology of Conservation and Environmental Justice Activism. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in Germany with fieldwork in Namibia, having completed my MSc. at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. I teach human dimensions of conservation. My current research focuses on ways of recasting meaningful involvement of local communities in conservation of natural resources. In a particular I explore current dynamics in community conservation in Kenya and Namibia; ways of improving human-wildlife coexistence within wider domains of multispecies interaction; and various of forms of rewilding that unfold in Kenya and Namibia. Away from academics, I a enjoy playing volleyball and interacting with people from different cultures.
Hebinck, P., Kiaka, R. D., & Lubilo, R. (2019). Navigating community conservancies and institutional complexities in Namibia. In Lenao, M., Moswete, N., & Stone, M. T. (Eds.) Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.