Eric Cezne

Eric Cezne holds a PhD degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University. With expertise located at the intersections of International Relations and Development Studies, he is interested in the geopolitical and socio-spatial implications of energy, extractive, and transport infrastructures in the Global South, particularly in contexts of South-South investment and sustainability transitions. Eric has conducted field research in countries like Mozambique, Brazil, and Haiti, with experience in vulnerable and conflict affected situations and critical global biomes such as the Amazon rainforest. While his regional focus lies primarily on Latin America and Southern Africa, he is committed to fostering meaningful dialogue and collaborations between Central Asia and the Global South more broadly, connecting academics, policymakers, and industry.