I am a Summa cum Laude graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, with a double major in Political Science and English. I continued my academic career at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. At Oxford, where I studied for my MSc in African Studies, I was a Clarendon Scholar. After a year of working in foreign policy research in Washington, D.C., I returned to academic study at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where my doctoral research was funded by the Cambridge International Trust Scholarship and Trinity College Overseas Bursary. I conducted ten months of empirical fieldwork in Botswana, during which time I was affiliated with the University of Botswana’s Department of Political and Administrative Studies. I successfully defended my PhD in June 2016 and I am currently completing my first book project, The Nature of Politics: State-building and the Conservation Estate in Postcolonial Botswana. My research has been published in Politics and GenderJournal of Southern African StudiesEnvironment and Planning E: Nature and Space, among others.

CV_LaRocco August 2022