- V-DEM Project (Varieties of Democracy) – Country Expert 2012-now
- United States Institute of Peace – PI of a project on China-Africa Peacekeeping Relations September 2017-December 2018
- Participated in several policy roundtables organized by The Carter Center, SAIS-CARI, Stimson Center, and South Africa’s SAIIA.
- Contributed China-Africa analyses in the Washington Post.
- Offered an analysis on U.S.-China rivalry in Africa for Foreign Policy.
- Interviewed by BBC, Voice of America, Sputnik International, China-Africa Project Podcast, Sup China.
- Quoted in Quartz, CNN, Xinhua, The New York Times, Mail & Guardian, The Diplomat, The New Republic, The Strait Times, Nature, etc.