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Centennial Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand

My doctoral research project examined the dynamics of political participation based on immersive fieldwork conducted over several years in South Africa. I'm broadly interested in youth activism (or apathy), populism, and opposition party growth, and my postdoctoral project at the University of the Witwatersrand will examine these topics comparatively during the 2024 elections in Namibia and South Africa.


  • –present
    Centennial Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2016–2019
    Research associate, University of Johannesburg


  • 2022 
    University of Toronto, Phd, Political Science
  • 2008 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, Political Sociology
  • 2007 
    Concordia University, BA, Political Science


  • 2024
    ‘Thin’ Loyalty and Declining Attachment to the African National Congress, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • Canadian Association of African Studies