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Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University

I graduated from Northwestern University in June 2016 and was appointed Lecturer for the academic year 2016/2017. In August 2017, I moved to North Carolina State University where I teach comparative politics and Africana studies.

I joined Northwestern in summer '10 and had the privilege of working with some of the most respected Africanist political scientists -- William Reno, Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, and James Mahoney, Chair of the Sociology department, who is also a former associate chair of the political science department. While attending grad school in Chicago, my family lived in Kampala, so I moved between Kampala and Chicago for a good seven years!

I have attended Makerere University in Kampala, the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, India, and Northwestern University in the US. In between my first degree and returning to graduate school, I worked as a freelance reporter for The Monitor newspaper (now called Daily Monitor) in Kampala. I interned with Uganda Media Women's Association, and managed the postgraduate training program at the Centre for Basic Research, Kampala. Later, I also worked as program officer for the Ford Foundation-funded International Fellowships Program at the Ugandan office.


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    Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University