I am a PhD student and Teaching assistant at IOB, University of Antwerp. Having a BA in Psychology, a specialized diploma in Human Rights, and an advanced Msc in Governance and Development, my doctoral research ( 1) explores to what extent consociational power- sharing institutions influence citizens' experiences with and perceptions of state institutions; (2) investigates the strategies employed by dominant political elites to circumvent the risk inherent to power-sharing in highly divided societies; and (3) analyzes the impact of consociational power- sharing institutions on non dominant minorities' experiences with and perceptions of state institutions
My teaching assistantship involves tutoring, grading students' End of Module papers and dissertations, and a more active participation in qualitative data analysis course. I am also a member of the IOB education commission, the IOB Research Commission , as well as the IOB social committee.
Before joining IOB as a student and later on as a staff, I had worked for 3 years (from October 2014 to August 2017) as a researcher in CENAP/ Burundi, a leading peacebuilding NGO in Burundi. My research agenda included identity, power, stereotypes, Land, and conflicts in the African Great Lakes region. Further, for 2 years (between 2012-2014), I was a regional Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation coordinator for AGEH (a German organization). In that capacity, I was tasked to assist 15 local partner organizations in developing and implementing their own monitoring and evaluation systems.
From 2010 to 2012, I contributed, as an independent consultant- either as a researcher or a research assistant- to many research projects with Global rights, Impunity Watch, Belgian Technical Cooperation, Maastricht School of Management- Sustainable Development center, to name but a few.
While my area of expertise includes Human rights, Monitoring and Evaluation, peacebuilding, and governance, my geographical focus is Burundi, Rwanda, and the DRC.