Titus Sauerwein

PhD Student
MSc International Relations (Universiteit van Amsterdam), MA African Studies (Leiden University)


Experienced researcher with a background in International Relations (MSc) and African Studies (MA) specialised in the governance of the extractive sector in sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). Currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Surrey (UK) researching the interface between large-scale mining and artisanal and small-scale mining in Cote d'Ivoire under the supervision of Professor Gavin Hilson.

Knowledge and key skills in field and desk-based socio-economic qualitative research methods; mineral governance, political-economy, macro-economic, stakeholder and policy analyses. Multiple months fieldwork experience in Cote d’Ivoire. Experienced in presenting and leading the organisation of international workshops and conferences.


Research interests

My publications


Hilson, G., Sauerwein, T. Owen, J. (2020) Large and artisanal scale mine development: The case for autonomous co-existenceWorld Development 130, Article 104919.

Sauerwein, T. (2020) Gold mining and development in Côte d’Ivoire: Trajectories, opportunities and oversights. Land Use Policy, Volume 91, 104323