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Beloit College
courts, rule of law, judiciary, comparative judicial politics, judges, lawyers, democracy
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About Me

I work on the intersection of law and politics in eastern and southern anglophone Africa. I am interested in the factors and conditions that facilitate judicial empowerment and autonomy in hybrid political regimes.

Recent Publications

“Rethinking Law and State Building in sub-Saharan Africa” Law and Social Inquiry Spring 2016 40.2

“Botswana: Delayed Indigenization and Feminization of the Judiciary” with Gretchen Bauer, in Gender and the Judiciary in Africa: From Obscurity to Parity? Eds. Gretchen Bauer and Josephine Dawuni. Routledge 2015

“Judicial Independence under the APRM: From Rhetoric to Reality” South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Occasional Paper No. 212, March 2015

 “Going off-bench: Protecting Judicial Autonomy in Competitive Clientelist Regimes” with Alexei Trochev, Journal of Law and Courts Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2014, pp.67-91

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Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Lesotho

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