I am researcher based in London, UK, currently undertaking an PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, with my current research focusing on the politics of agrarian change and conflict in Myanmar. I am Leverhulme Trust Scholar at the International Inequalities Institute at the LSE. My background is in qualitative research methods, and have worked in complex risk environments for extended periods of time.
I am also a photographer and film-maker, and have conducted ethnographic work and photographic projects in countries including Nepal, Myanmar, Bolivia, South Africa, Canada and the UK. Alongside this I have published in several news outlets including the Diplomat, LSE Review of Books and New Naratif.
PhD Research Topic: My research investigates the politics of agrarian change in Myanmar, in particular the role of state building aspirations among minority ethnic groups, legal land regimes, conservation & resource conflicts. My broader interests lie in environmental politics, animism, development and militarism, and how these intersect with processes of state formation and nationalism. I have worked primarily alongside Karen peoples in highland areas of Southeastern Myanmar which have been home to one of the worlds longest civil wars.