Biography | Research interests | PhD Dissertation | Presentations
I studied geography, sociology, and development economics at the University of Bonn, with a focus on vulnerability, food security, and migration research. For my final thesis, I examined the political ecology of food security in the context of oil production in southern Chad. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Centre for Research in Anthropology and Human Sciences Chad and Misereor. Currently, I am a research associate and PhD candidate with the RCR Project based at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. Previously, I have worked as a trainer on intercultural learning and conducted interactive workshops for organizations like GIZ, Bayer, and Telecom in this regard. I am a native of Sarajevo and fluent in German and English.
Conceptual: translocality, socio-ecological systems, resilience, food security
Thematic: migration studies, relational sociology, political ecology, (internal) labor migration
Regional: Central Africa (Chad); East Africa (Kenya)
Translocal Relations & Reorganization of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES)
A case study on the nexus between internal labor migration and land use in Kenya
The project investigates the environmental impacts of translocal relations in migrants’ rural origins. It places specific attention on the (re)production of different types of translocal relations and their particular socio-ecological implications. Learn more here ...
Tolo, V. (2015): “If nobody was sending money, everything would stop”. Die Rolle translokaler Beziehungen für Landnutzungswandel
Tolo, V. (2014): A Kenyan Marriage and a European Perception. Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Oct. 2014.
TransRe Short Course| "Does Migration Move You? The impacts of climate change on migration and the concepts, methods, and policies behind them”, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 2015
Seminar on Strategien und Methoden der Kritischen Entwicklungsforschung | “Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) als Methode der Entwicklungsforschung“, Bonn Jan. 2014 and 2015