Making Concessions in Burkina Faso: Rethinking the “Extractive Enclave” on the Global Gold Mining Frontier

Muriel Côte (U Zürich)

Biographical Note
Dr. Muriel Côte (Department of Geography, University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Muriel Côte is a post-doctoral researcher in the political geography department at the University of Zürich. She completed a PhD on the dynamics of state formation and everyday negotiations of public authority over natural resource production in Burkina Faso, focusing specifically on the cases of small-scale gold and woodfuel production. Her research focuses on the politics of resource extraction and conservation that is at the core of uneven development dynamics.