I am Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. My research interests focus on international relations theory, foreign policy, China-Africa relations, and African studies.
I received a Ph.D. and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Florida. At Wake Forest, I teach courses on the Politics of International Development, China-Africa, and African studies. I have recently joined the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China network as an executive board member.
My research was featured and/or quoted in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The Economist, BBC, The New York Times, Voice of America, Sputnik International, Mail & Guardian, The Diplomat, The New Republic, SupChina, The Strait Times, etc. as well as in Africa is a Country where I am a Contributing Editor.