• Ph.D., M.A. University of Connecticut
  • B.A. Howard University


My research and teaching engage questions of political economy in the African diaspora. I am particularly interested in the ways in which discourse structures political economies of development, human rights, and-more recently-gender. My current book project examines how development stakeholders in Burkina Faso and Kenya negotiate "owning development" in their local contexts. My secondary research project explores legacies of population control in human rights approaches to family planning.

My teaching includes courses on gender and development in Sub Saharan Africa, Africana Political Economy, Globalization Across the Diaspora, and International Development: theory and practice.


AFR 330 Gender and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
AFR 400 Research Design in Africana Studies