I’m a Gates Cambridge Scholar completing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. As an International Relations (IR) scholar, my work focuses on the ways in which African institutions navigate their relationships with other, more powerful actors of the international system. My dissertation and previous work focus primarily on questions of peace and security.

My current work is shaped by an extensive background in journalism: at age 19, I was one of only a handful of women in Rwanda’s first and only School of Journalism, before moving to Canada for further studies in Journalism and work as a political reporter for multiple English and French newsrooms. Unsurprisingly then, narratives and political discourses are essential elements of my conceptual and methodological approaches to understanding international relations and Africa’s agency. My scholarly endeavors are also deeply inspired by the excellent and growing work of my peers on decolonization as well as non-Western feminist perspectives.

Looking forward to the future, I’d like to push my thinking a bit further, and I am interested in examining how technology is impacting these global political relationships. I’m a Gates Cambridge Scholar completing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. As an International Relations (IR) scholar, my work focuses on the ways in which African institutions navigate their relationships with other, more powerful actors of the international system. My dissertation and previous work focus primarily on questions of peace and security.

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