African Studies, Ethnography, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Global Studies


I am currently writing up my PhD dissertation for Cambridge University on the reintegration of ex-combatants in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, based largely on the year and a half of fieldwork I did in South Kivu. In 2018 I spent the year in Bujumbura, Burundi, at an educational nonprofit called Tujenge, teaching English, Liberal Arts, and Peace Studies. I completed an MA in African Studies at Yale, an MS in Global Affairs at NYU, and a BFA in Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I am fluent in Swahili, working on my French, and trying to learn Kirundi, the national language of Burundi.


Selected Publications

  • "Decolonizing International Relations: Insights from the International Financial Institutions in the Congo During the Cold War," in African Foreign Policies in International Institutions (Palgrave MacMillan), eds. Timothy Shaw and Jason Warner (2018)
  • with Josaphat Musamba, "The Great Lakes Region of Africa: Local Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding From the Democratic Republic of Congo," in Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace (Palgrave Macmillan), eds. Oliver Richmond, Sandra Pogodda, and Jasmin Ramovic (2016)
  • "The Informal Economy and Resource Exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo," St. Antony’s International Review, Oxford University (7:2) Feb 2012
  • "Researching Genocide in Africa: Establishing Ethnographic and Historical Context," in New Directions in Genocide Research (Routledge, 2011), ed. Adam Jones
  • Various news commentary on UN Dispatch, 2011-2018; 

Courses Taught

  • Intellectual Heritage I
  • Intellectual Heritage II