|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
- Ph.D., Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK, 2011.
- M.A., Political Science and African Development, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Bordeaux, France, 2005.
- B.A., History, Western Washington University, 1999.
My courses focus on economic development, with particular emphasis on gender, political economy and globalization. In each course, my objective is to introduce students to new ideas, skills and ways of thinking that will be meaningful regardless of the career path they choose.
My research in international development focuses on gender, governance and illegality. Based on fieldwork in Senegal, West Africa, my current project explores the opportunities and constraints that allow some women to engage in and succeed at smuggling.
- "Social Networks, Mobility and Donor Preferences: Adverse Incorporation and Microfinance Among Women Cross-Border Traders in Senegal," Working Paper.
- "Women Smuggling and the Men Who Help Them: Gender, Corruption and Illicit Networks in Senegal," Under Review.
- (2011), "Feminist Contributions to IPE," in Dave Balaam and Brad Dillman, eds., Introduction to International Political Economy, 5th edition, pp. 118-125 (New York: Pearson Longman).
- (2005), "L'intégration du genre dans les politiques publiques de la Banque Mondiale: Exemple des politiques de transport au Sénégal", MA thesis, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, published online by Genre en Action.