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. I study African politics and humanitarian intervention, and am interested in politics, social movements, and education more broadly.
I am a PhD student at the George Washington University’s anthropology department. There I am studying conflict, intervention, development, and justice, among other things, and I am a teaching assistant in the department. My dissertation is tentatively on humanitarian intervention and inter-ethnic relations in the LRA conflict.
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 – specifically as a tool to encourage rebels to surrender and to warn civilians about rebel movements. 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) before moving eastward. I taught high school in both Arizona and Connecticut before joining GWU.
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!