I’m an assistant professor of political science at Morehouse College. My research interests are at the intersection of International Relations theory and international justice.  My current book project, titled “Outsourcing Justice: Africa and the Politics of the International Criminal Court,” explores the causes and mechanisms of perversion of international legal norms. I posit a dynamic process through which states — especially those presumed to be weaker in the international system — use the International Criminal Court (ICC) as leverage in their domestic conflicts and to empower themselves in the pursuit of their political and security interests.

I’m also interested in a postcolonial critique of international legal theory and the study of  the Global South in/and IR.

In addition to my peer-reviewed articles, I’m a strong believer in public scholarly engagement. My research and political commentary has been featured in The New York Review of Books,  Al JazeeraThe Washington Post, BBC, Deutsche Welle, RFI, Quartz Africa, African Arguments, World Politics Review, and Trouw. I am also an editor at Africa Is A Country.  I have done consulting work for various organizations, including Freedom House, Oxford Analytica,  and the National Science Foundation.

Timbuktu, Mali. December 2016