Afaf Rahim joined the Brussels School of Governance as a researcher working with Liliana Lizarazo on the ERC Curiae Virides Project researching the transition of human rights litigation into ecocentric litigations and the role of activists and courts in addressing ecological governance gaps. Afaf earned both her master’s and her Ph.D. degree in environmental economics and resource management from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She has previously worked as a research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany, a research coordinator at Tufts University in Boston, assistant professor at Marburg University in Germany, and postdoctoral research at Pretoria University in South Africa. Most recently, she was a visiting scholar with UNU-CRIS in Belgium.
Her research expertise and interests are at the intersection of environment and development. Her recent research focuses on migration decision-making and the social and economic integration of immigrants. She published her research results in peer-reviewed journals, such as Forest Policy and Economics and the Journal of Economic Studies.