I am a comparativist scholar interested in African politics. My research focuses on party politics, institutions, governance, and security in sub-Saharan Africa. I have expertise on Burkina Faso and the Sahel region, as well as Uganda.

I am an Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Previously, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, and an Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick, where I completed my PhD in Politics and International Studies in June 2020. I also hold an MSc in African politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)/University of London, and undergraduate degrees in political science and anglophone studies from the Université Lumière-Lyon 2 in France.

I am currently the Principal Investigator on a collaborative research project entitled Security, Democratisation and Elite Politics in the Sahel (SDEP-Sahel), which analyses the cases of Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria in comparative perspective.

In 2019, I co-authored A Dictionary of African Politics (OUP) with Prof. Nic Cheeseman and Dr Sa’eed Husaini. Several publications stem from my doctoral and post-doctoral research.

I regularly work with policymakers and practitioners to conduct high-impact research and analysis on elections, mobilisations, and political dynamics in Africa. I have worked with non-governmental organisations on needs assessments, evaluations, and project design. I have teaching and supervision experience at both undergraduate and MA levels, and strive to foster an inclusive, ethical, and community-oriented academia.

My pronouns are she/her. You can hear how my name is pronounced here.