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Research interests

My primary research focuses on the political economy of the extractives sector in Sub-Saharan Africa through a temporal lens. In particular, I focus on the hydrocarbon sector in East Africa, and the battery metals sector in Southern Africa. My PhD focused on the temporalities of the hydrocarbon sector in Tanzania, with a particular focus on Resource Nationalism, Local Content and the wider temporalities found in the Tanzanian hydrocarbon sector. Alongside these focuses, I also have research experience and interests in the political economy of agriculture, agro-industrialisation, and agricultural value chains in Southern and Eastern Africa.

My work is largely interdisciplinary in scope, primarily drawing upon political geography and political economy approaches, with a focus on the politics of time/temporalities to further understanding of the politics of extraction and development.

Education/Academic qualification

African Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

20162021

Geopolitics, Territory, and Security, Master of Arts, King's College London

20142015

War Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University of Kent

20112014

Keywords

  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Development
  • Political Economy
  • Political Geography
  • Oil and Gas
  • Battery Metals
  • Extractive Industries
  • Agro-Processing

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