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As a president's doctoral scholar at the GDI, my research focuses on the Mombasa port expansion with the aim of analyzing the various social, political, and ecological implications of the project. Inspired by recent scholarship in critical infrastructure studies, international political economy, and urban political ecology, my framework attempts to unpack how ongoing infrastructure projects are producing new geographies of urban formation that result from growing dynamics of (geo)political and (geo)economic competition around the city’s infrastructure sector. Moreover, the research hopes to engage with the growing literature on "the Second global cold war", by investigating how growing tensions between the US, China, and their respective allies directly or indirectly affect key logistical nodes in southern contexts.
My Ph.D. Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Universities of Manchester and Melbourne. I am currently under the supervision of Seth Schindler, Kevin Ward, Julie Tian Miao, and Patrick Cobinah.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, Masters Degree in Environmental studies, ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES SCIENCES SOCIALES DE PARIS (EHESS)

1 Sept 20191 Sept 2021

Award Date: 1 Oct 2021

Bachelor of Philosophy, Double Bachelor's Degree in Law and Philosophy, Universite Lyon 3(Universite Jean Moulin)

Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

Areas of expertise

  • G Geography (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • GN Anthropology
  • JZ International relations

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute