I recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD at New York University, researching natural resource politics and social movements in the Niger Delta. Although my primary research interest was the role of women in oil-reform protests, this blog also explores issues of human rights, governmentality, geography, and economic power. I started it to offer my up-to-date observations from the ground during the Occupy Nigeria protests in January of 2012.
Since then, it has become a platform for analyzing the field data I gathered and also for discussing current events in Nigeria. I believe that social patterns I analyzed in West Africa will be pertinent to further research I conduct in other regions. These interests stemmed from completing my M.A. in Human Rights at Columbia University, where I studied global conflict, and in serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique. I currently live in Seoul, South Korea where I research minority communities.
I encourage readers to send me a message with questions, comments or suggestions. I love learning. Although I will always support information for the sake of information, I do ask that no content on this blog be reproduced without proper credits. Thank you.