I am an inter-disciplinary geographer working on the political economy of rural development in Africa. My interests are in agrarian studies, political ecology, and development studies.
I am presently a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anthropology Department. My current book project Provisional Reconstructions focuses on post-war rural development and reconstruction in Angola, which rivals Nigeria as the largest producer of oil in Africa. I have also conducted research on and fieldwork in various other countries during my twenty years of experience with a range of institutions.
I am interested in the geographical ways that states and societies interrelate, and how those interrelations shape hunger, poverty and practical opportunities for broadly improving people’s well-being.