I am an Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden. My research focuses on the dynamics of violence and governance in civil war, electoral violence, and postwar violence in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Côte d’Ivoire. I received my PhD in 2021 for my dissertation “Guns and Governance: Local Elites and Rebel Governance in Côte d’Ivoire”. In 2020, the Conflict Research Society awarded me with the Cedric Smith Prize for the best article in peace and conflict research by a PhD student. My research has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, European Journal of International Relations, Terrorism & Political Violence, and African Affairs.
Prior to completing my PhD, I worked as a freelance journalist and ski instructor. When not doing research I enjoy watching football (Barcelona, Ajax, the Netherlands), traveling, and cooking.
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PhD in Peace & Conflict Research, 2021
MSSc in Peace & Conflict Research, 2015
BA in Political Science, 2012