I research post-revolutionary violence, decolonisation, ethnic representation, public opinion and democratisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. My thesis looks into the role of expectations in shaping political violence in a post-revolutionary context. Using survey data after Burkina Fasos latest uprising in 2014, I argue that post-revolutionary political discontent can lead to the increase and diffusion of violence. My doctoral research is funded by the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS).
BA (Hons) International Relations University of Essex (2021)
MSc Conflict Resolution University of Essex (2022)
Research and professional activities
Understanding violence in the aftermath of a popular revolution: Evidence from Burkina Faso
How does violence develop and restructure after a popular revolution? Popular uprisings and revolutions are often explosive, violent events in the wake of which governments fall and societies change. While recent research has elucidated the causes and patterns of revolutions, we know little about what happens after a regime has been successfully toppled. Using survey data after Burkina Faso’s latest uprising in 2014, I argue that post-revolutionary political discontent can lead to the increase a
Supervisor: Professor Han Dorussen , , Dr Florian Kern , , Dr Rabia Malik