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Researcher in International Development, University of Edinburgh

Extensive academic, government and consultancy research and project management experience. Passionate about participatory research methods, global migration, and land governance.

In 2019, completed a Ph.D. project titled 'Citizenship and Displacement', which was an ethnographic exploration of naturalization of Burundian refugees in Tanzania.

Published, among others, in the Journal of Refugee Studies, Critical African Studies Journal, Forced Migration Review, RefLaw, Democracy in Africa, News Deeply.

Worked as a consultant and researcher on projects for ODI (Overseas Development Institute, IRC (International Rescue Committee), and IGC (International Growth Centre), Wayair Foundation, Scottish Government.

2015-2019: Ph.D., University of Edinburgh and Aarhus University
2013-2014: MSc, Oxford University [distinction]
2009-2012: BA Hons, University College Utrecht


  • –present
    Analyst, University of Edinburgh


  • 2019 
    University of Edinburgh, Ph.D. International Development
  • 2014 
    University of Oxford , MSc. African Studies
  • 2012 
    University College Utrecht , BA Hons

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Excellence in European Doctoral Training (ExEDE)
    Funding Source:
    European Union