I am currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University Korea, where I study many of the issues covered in this blog. I will be based in Kigali, Rwanda starting in the spring of 2019.
Although my primary research interest during my PhD was the role of women in African social movements, this site also explores issues of human rights, governmentality, and economic power. I started it to offer my up-to-date observations from the ground during the Occupy Nigeria protests in January of 2012. Since then, it has become a platform for analyzing the field data I gathered and for discussing current events across Africa.
My goal is to expand the breadth of issues covered here and discuss politics across the developing world in the coming years. Although social environments in Africa are indeed unique, they also serve as examples of challenges of corruption, poverty, and socioeconomic and gender inequality across the Global South. I think we can learn from these cases.
I cultivated my interest in developing world politics while completing an interdisciplinary doctorate at New York University, my M.A. in Human Rights at Columbia University, and in serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique.
I encourage readers to send me a message with questions, comments or suggestions. I love learning. Although I will always support information for the sake of information, I do ask that no content on this blog be reproduced without proper credits. Thank you.
Sample video of a presentation: