I am a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. I am originally from London, England, and I moved to the United States to embark on my Ph.D. in summer 2008. In addition to London and Seattle, I have lived, worked and studied in Scotland, Germany and Italy and I have traveled extensively in Central and Southern Africa, South and South East Asia, Central America, Europe and the United States.
My research focuses on human rights, transitional justice, rule of law and state building in weak, developing and post-conflict states, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to embarking on my Ph.D. I earned my B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Edinburgh in 2005. Before moving to Seattle I worked for the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association, Amnesty International and Transparency International.
I am a Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Fellow at the University of Washington and an affiliated researcher with the International Law and Policy Institute in Oslo on a project examining the prevention of sexual and gender based violence in Africa's great lakes region. I am also a research assistant with the University of Washington's Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal.
- Transitional justice
- State building
- Rule of law
- Corporate social responsibility
- Human rights
- Labor rights
- Women's rights