I joined the University of Stirling in July 2019 as Senior Lecturer in International Politics. I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis (BA), the University of Cape Town (MA), and the University of Edinburgh (PhD).
I am broadly interested in the Global Governance of Security primarily through the workings of regional security institutions. I have been researching the politics of both the African and European Unions since 2007. A part of my current research agenda uses critical feminist lens to understand the foreign policy practices of both institutions.
I have published on the relationship between the two institutions, including my monograph, Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary-EU Africa Relations (Palgrave, 2013) and published in several leading international journals including Journal of European Integration, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Feminist Journal of Politics, International Negotiation among many others.
I have also taught extensively on international organisations, the politics of European security, crisis in Europe, feminist themes in international politics and on contemporary global security challenges broadly.
I am currently Editor-in-Chief of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. I am an executive committee member of Women Also Know Stuff, a member of the ISA Committee on the Status on Women and I co-convene the UACES Research Network, Gendering EU Studies.
I am an occasional media commentator on topics including the African Union, EU relations with Africa; feminist foreign policy; Brexit, and the women, peace and security agenda.
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Higher Education Academy