Meet our PhD candidates: Fulgencio Seda (Lucas) | Development Studies


<link research meet-our-phd-candidates>Meet our PhD candidates:
Fulgencio Seda (Lucas)  | Development Studies

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In this biweekly interview cycle we ask PhD candidates of the Graduate School about what inspires and motivates their research. In the fifth edition, <link people s-fulgencio-lucas-muti>Fulgencio Seda (Lucas) of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) tells us about his research into the meanings of borders in post-war Mozambique.

Lucas's research explores and contrasts the Eurocentric model of border control vis-à-vis the public discourse practices of border rooted in cooperation between cross-border communities.Fulgencio’s broader research interests are migration and border issues in post-colonial countries.

“But with this PhD project I really wanted to make a difference,” Fulgencio says of his research, which focuses on border controls seen from the security perspective. “I’m studying the security conflict in relation to the role of borders in post-war Mozambique. My research can contribute to an understanding of borders from a different perspective.”

Read the full interview:
"Fulgencio Seda studies borders from a different perspective"