I am a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Politics and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University, specializing in comparative politics, international relations, and contemporary Africa.
My research examines the voting rights issue of the contemporary global era: migrant inclusion in home and host country elections. Using multi-method research designs, I study how the current surge of international migration is reshaping electoral politics and national citizenship, particularly within the Global South. My research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Yale Council on African Studies.
I received my Ph.D. with university distinction from Yale University in May 2019, where my dissertation “Citizenship Beyond Borders: The Politics of Emigrant Enfranchisement in Africa” won the James G. March Dissertation Award for outstanding dissertation in Political Science. I am also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.