About Laine Munir


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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.

Twitter: LaineMunir
Email: lmunir@gmu.edu

George Mason University Korea

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7 responses to “About Laine Munir

  1. hey laine,
    i am fascinated and so proud by all the work that you’ve done! hopefully one day we can reunite. keep writing!


  2. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Keep up the good and necessary work.


    • Thank you for your support, Stephanie! I will pass on the Award. I follow your blog closely and appreciate the attention you give to lesser known forms of women’s rights violations. You keep writing and I will keep reading.


  3. Ellen Douglas

    I would like to get in contact with you regarding a special series I am producing. Please provide me with your email address and I will email you directly. Thank you. Ellen Douglas, Producer, Resourcemedia.com


  4. Fascinating work Laine!


  5. Thanks for signing up to follow my blog 🙂


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