After completing a Bachelor's degree in History at Warwick University and a Master in International Affairs at IHEID, I have begun a PhD program in International History. My Master's dissertation explored pre-colonial state building in sub-Saharan Africa, while my current research focuses on nation-building in Central Asia during the interwar period. My research interests also include politics in the post-Soviet space, the rise of the nation state and the establishment of the current international system, among a variety of others.
Additionally, I worked at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council on IDPs in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia for over a year. Mainly specializing in protracted internal displacement situations in such countries as Azerbaijan, Russia or Turkey, I have also written about the internal displacement crisis in Ukraine.