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Research areas

My overall research focus is comparative welfare studies in the Global South. More specifically, I work on social justice and development, poverty and inequality, social protection, resource mobilization and taxation, and state-citizens relations in developing countries. I mainly conduct comparative and single-case studies in Southern and Eastern Africa.

In addition to the above topics, I also teach and supervise on comparative politics, public policy, democratization, development studies, and Global South studies. 


Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, Politics, Policy, and Poverty in Botswana, Mauritius and other developing countries, Aarhus University

1. Jan 200731. Dec 2009

Award Date: 12. Mar 2010

Political Science, Master

1. Sept 199927. Jun 2002

Political Science, Bachelor, Aarhus University

1. Sept 1996Jun 1999

External positions

Post.doc, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

1. Aug 201631. Jul 2017

Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg

1. Apr 2013 → …

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Johannesburg

1. Apr 201031. Mar 2013

PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University

1. Jan 200731. Dec 2009

Consultant, Abuja, Nigeria


Programme Officer, Embassy of Finland, Windhoek, Namibia


Project Manager, National Society for Human Rights, Windhoek, Namibia


Intern, Royal Danish Embassy, Dar es Salam, Tanzania

Jan 2000Jun 2001

Research areas

  • Social Policy
  • social protection
  • social justice
  • Welfare State Reforms
  • comparative welfare state research
  • Africa
  • political economy of policy development
  • globalisation
  • States Developement
  • taxation
  • Poverty and Inequality Analysis
  • International development
  • Comparative Methods
  • Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Country studies


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