I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. I'm affiliated with the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), the Penn Social Norms Group (PennSONG), and the Penn Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab).
Before coming to Penn, I received an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in 2014. My scholarly area of interest concerns topics at intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics as well as the political economy of corruption.
I have been a consultant at Chatham House (Africa Programme) since 2015. In 2017, we completed a project investigating social norms and corruption in Nigeria which was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). This project involved co-authoring a confidential report for DfID as well as a public Chatham House report (pictured left). A reader version of the report can be found here, or a downloadable PDF can be found here.
I have presented my work at the US Department of State (in DC), the British High Commission (in Abuja), the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Interior (in Abuja), the Rivers State Government House (in Port Harcourt), the Sokoto State Government House (in Sokoto), the Adamawa State Government House (in Yola), and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (in Bogotá). As a member of the PennSoNG, I have been involved as a facilitator in workshops for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (in Seattle), UNICEF (in Philadelphia), Chatham House (in Abuja), and Corpovisionarios (in Bogotá).
In what seems like a past life, I worked at the US Department of Homeland Security and the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, D.C. on issues relating to privacy and security, amongst other things. Some of this work culminated in publications that can be accessed here, here, and here. I have also been a visiting student at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
I am a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (2014 – 2019) and an Institute for Humane Studies Fellow (2018-2019); Before that, I served as the Chair of the Research Council of Penn’s Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (2016 – 2017) and I was an Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University (2016 – 2017).