Keywords: DR Congo, Missionary History, Corporate History, Economic History

Affiliation: Queen Mary University of London

Pronouns: He/Him

Email Contact: r.loffman@qmul.ac.uk

Twitter Handle: @ReubenLoffman

My work highlights the agency of local people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their responses to imperialism, war, and international development following formal decolonisation in 1960. My research explores relations between local intermediaries, state cadres, and international actors. In particular, I am interested in the spaces that Congolese people carved out over and above authoritarian rule and how these spaces affected patterns of development, governance, and violence. As well as publishing my research in academic forums, I have also appeared on Al-Jazeera , Actualite.cd, PowerFM and RFI English.