Pieter Lagerwaard

Pieter Lagerwaard is a PhD Candidate in the FOLLOW project. He aims to understand the European landscape of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and how they engage in Counter Terrorism Finance (CTF) practices. By focusing on the daily practices of financial intelligence professionals he hopes to unpack and bring to the fore the perspectives of professionals themselves and the daily dilemma’s they face on such topics as societal expectations, privacy considerations, technological restrictions, and other practice-related challenges.

Pieter Lagerwaard is a PhD Candidate in the FOLLOW project. He aims to understand the European landscape of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and how they engage in Counter Terrorism Finance (CTF) practices. By focusing on the daily practices of financial intelligence professionals he hopes to unpack and bring to the fore the perspectives of professionals themselves and the daily dilemma’s they face on such topics as societal expectations, privacy considerations, technological restrictions, and other practice-related challenges.

For both his bachelor’s in anthropology and research master’s in social science (cum laude) Lagerwaard has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in India. Whereas the bachelor project focused on the ‘classical’ anthropological inquiry into human migration – from rural India to the West (see this publication) – the master project contributed to the growing field of financial anthropology by engaging the financial market of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Through daily interaction with Mumbai stockbrokers he addressed the way in which local Indian brokers experience and ‘negotiate’ global finance (see this publication). Lagerwaard aims to build upon these ethnographic interests within the FOLLOW project by studying the field of financial security.