I am an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. I am a Selected Candidate for the 2022-2023 Fulbright Africa Regional Research Program (Botswana and Zimbabwe). Outside of my own research, I am the Senior Associate Director of FAU’s Leon Charney Diplomacy Program.

My research interests are in the politics of postcolonial state-building, biodiversity conservation, land, and environmental governance in southern Africa.