I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics and leader of the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University. I joined Kingston University in September 2017 after previous appointments as fixed-term lecturer at the University of East London (UEL) and teaching assistant at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). I trained as Development Economist at SOAS where I obtained an MSc and later a PhD in Economics. Prior to that, I studied Economics and Political Sciences at the University of Münster (Germany) and Sciences Po Lille (France).
I specialise in structural transformation and industrial policy in sub-Saharan Africa, combining insights from post-Keynesian macroeconomics, theories of industrial organisation and the firm and political economy. My research advances the concepts of demand-led structural transformation and domestic market formation and explores how accumulation processes are shaped and constrained by the growth of domestic consumer and intersectoral demand, monopolistic market structures and historically formed power relations. Other research interests include: inclusive curricula and housing.
My work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Development and Change, African Affairs and the Third World Quarterly.