Eric Tamatey Lawer is a Research Fellow in the Societies and Cultures section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Geography from the University of Bremen, Germany; an M.Phil. in Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology; and a Bachelor's degree in Geography with Political Science from the University of Ghana. Eric’s research focuses broadly on the intersections between the environment, politics, and local/international development issues. His research interests include extractive sector governance, natural resources management, environmental justice, policy mobilities, energy transitions, and the political ecology of ports, oceans, coasts and hydrocarbons. He is the Coordinator of the Humanities Across Borders Ghana Project on Craft.