I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University. I study comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on democratization, migration and citizenship, and the media, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa.
My dissertation “Symbolic Inclusion: The Politics of Diaspora Voting” investigates the conditions under which states enfranchise or exclude citizens living outside of their home country. Data collection for this project, including extensive fieldwork in South Africa, has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Yale Council on African Studies.
Prior to attending Yale, I worked as a researcher and producer for documentary films and advocacy campaigns.