Summary: East African development and security in historical context
About Me & Research Interests
I have been at the University of Leeds since 2011, receiving a first class degree in International History and Politics (IHP) at undergraduate, and passing my MA by Research with distinction for the year 2014/2015.
Following a fieldwork year in East Africa I am now writing up my thesis, which explores the implications of a growing and increasingly differentiated transnational 'community' of western private security professionals in East Africa and the greater Horn.
These individual security professionals are found in private security and risk management companies, Multinational Corporations, Humanitarian and private development organisations, and as individual risk management consultants. Their impact is significant, under-explored and fractal; reconfiguring security practices at the local, global, national and regional levels.
Teaching, Lecturing and Consulting
I teach on both IHP and core History modules at the University of Leeds, and semi-regularly give guest seminars and lectures. In addition to this I have attended and spoke at conferences across the UK and abroad.
On an ad-hoc basis I have also been a paid consultant for both the UN and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPs).