I am an anthropologist and geographer with interests in urban economics, post-conflict economies and conflict transformation. I have conducted research in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and among Ethiopian and Somali migrants in South Africa for academic institutions, NGOs, and community-based organizations since 2009. My research has been funded by Emory University, National Geographic and the Arsht Ethics and Community Research Grant (through the University of Miami). Since finishing my M.A. in Geography at the University of Miami in 2012, I have worked as a consultant in geographic information systems (GIS) and conflict analysis for the Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program, a school teacher, and a volunteer research director for two grassroots organizations promoting economic development in Africa. (See publications). I am currently completing a Ph.D. in anthropology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA).

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