Assistant Professor, Department of Global & International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia

At the moment, I am working on two SSHRC-funded projects that examine 1) oil extraction and the livelihoods of coastal (small-scale fishing-dependent) communities in Ghana and Mexico and 2) the connections between the global land rush, food security, inequality and livelihoods in Ethiopia and Ghana. I am also working on a co-authored book manuscript on Oil and Development in Ghana: Beyond the Resource Curse (under contract with Routledge) while co-editing two forthcoming volumes on different dimensions of natural resource extraction and development and the ‘land grab’ in Africa to be published by the University of Toronto Press and Palgrave Macmillan, respectively. All these ongoing projects reinforce my interest in global governance/development, the international political economy/ecology of natural resource extraction, and sustainable livelihoods among others. I will be happy to work with students who have an interest in any of these broad areas of research

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Global & International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia