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Ton Dietz

Name
Prof.dr. A.J. Dietz
Telephone
+31 71 527 3376
E-mail
dietzaj@ascleiden.nl

For an overview of Ton Dietz's research and publications, visit his profile on the ASCL website.

Short CV

Prof. Ton Dietz has been Director of the African Studies Centre since May 2010 and is also Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University. He gave his inaugural address at Leiden University entitled ‘ Silverlining Africa’ on 14 January 2011. He gave an earlier inaugural lecture at the University of Amsterdam in 1996 (“Entitlements to natural resources”)

Ton Dietz was appointed Professor of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam in 1995. From 2002 until 2007 he was a (part-time) Professor of Social Sciences at Utrecht University and the Scientific Director of CERES, the Research School for Resource Studies for Development. He was the Scientific Director of AMIDSt, Amsterdam Research Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies in 2008 and 2009.

Research

Africa seems on the verge of an economic breakthrough. Following the population explosion and the economic and political crises between 1970 and 1990, a change has set in which Africa has become more pronounced in the last decade. Worldwide, Africa has the youngest population and an incredible drive towards fast-growing cities. There is an increasing demand for Africa’s resources: land, energy, minerals and manpower. My research focus is on all aspects of the changes in Africa.

Awards

Laureat d’honneur of the International Geographical Union (August 2013)

Relevant links

Inaugural lecture

PhD candidates

African Studies Centre Leiden: Ton Dietz - PhD supervision

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut CA/Ontwikkelingssociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Contact

Scientific Director / Professor of African Studies

  • Afrika-Studiecentrum

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A07

Contact

Publications

  • adviesraad Liliane Fonds vice-voorzitter
  • Both Ends Amsterdam bestuurslid
  • curatorium Prins Claus Leerstoel vice-voorzitter
  • de Broker uitgever
  • IDP bestuurslid
  • Stichting Medische Hulp Kenia bestuurslid
  • Worldconnectors lid