Welcome to my website. I am a Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a Predoctoral Fellow with the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at Yale University‘s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
My research focuses on the causes of external support for rebel groups, the interaction between state sponsors and rebels, and the impact of sponsorship on group cohesion. It has been published in International Security and International Studies Quarterly.
My book project, entitled “Transnational Alliances and Power Politics in Africa,” builds on my DPhil (PhD) thesis at the University of Oxford, which won the 2014 Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize. The writing of the thesis was supported by a Dissertation Fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. I am a co-founder of the Oxford Central Africa Forum (OCAF) and have conducted field research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.