Anni Beukes

Research themes
  • Methods
  • Urbanisation
Research countries
  • Cambodia
  • Sierra Leone
Research projects

'Understanding urban water insecurity and the social reproduction of young people in the coastal slum neighbourhoods of Freetown, Sierra Leone' Doctoral research in progress

Million Neighbourhoods Initiative

Becoming Urban: Understanding the urban transformation of migrants to Phnom Penh

Additional Information:

Research Themes :

Urban Science; Neighbourhoods; Young People; Spatial Data Science and Technologies; Distributed Ethnography


MA Social Anthropology : University Stellenbosch

BA Hons Social Anthropology – cum laude : University Stellenbosch

BA Development & Environment : University Stellenbosch


Funding institutions

Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

Research affiliation

University of Bonn

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Nadine Marquardt [Geographischen Institut der Universität Bonn]


Beukes, A. and L.M.A. Bettencourt.  2021.  Lecciones y oportunidades a partir de las prácticas de recolección de datos participativas y de colaboración. Democritazión de las tecnologías de mapeo y de datos.  In: Acevedo, P., F. Vera, P. Zambrano-Barragán, M. Poskus (eds.): Informando lo informal Estrategias para generar información en asentamientos precarios. Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID).   132-143.  (Open Acess)  Further Information
Lobo, J., M. Alberti, M. Allen-Dumas, L. M. A. Bettencourt, A. Beukes.  2021.  A convergence research perspective on graduate education for sustainable urban systems science.  npj Urban Sustainability, 1:39   : 1-5   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Satej Soman, Anni Beukes, Cooper Nederhood, Nicholas Marchio and Luis Bettencourt.  2020.  Worldwide Detection of Informal Settlements via Topological Analysis of Crowdsourced Digital Maps.  ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(11)   : 1-21   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Anni Beukes.  2015.  Making the invisible visible: generating data on 'slums' at local, city and global scales.  Working Paper Further Information

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Anni Beukes

Junior Researcher

Political and Cultural Change