This blog is broadly about politics, conflict, intervention, activism, education, and history. I write about these things and more. I also read a lot. Some people just come here for the Weekend Reading, and that’s fine too. In research, my primary focus is conflict in Uganda and broader east-central Africa. I study African politics and humanitarian intervention, and am interested in politics, social movements, and education more broadly.
I recently completed an M.A. in African Studies at Yale University. My thesis was about radio’s role as a response to the LRA conflict in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am currently working on expanding the thesis to discuss intervention in the LRA conflict. While at Yale, I was also a managing editor at the Yale Journal of International Affairs.
A native Arizonan, I tripled majored at Arizona State University in Secondary Education, History, and Global Studies (with a concentration in Violence, Conflict, and Human Rights). I am currently a high school social studies teacher, and I have taught at all levels of high school and some college. I live in New York.
The usual caveat – all thoughts are my own – applies.
You can always contact me at Scootles7 AT gmail DOT com. I’d be glad to chat!