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I am a Senior Lecturer specialising on technology dynamics, international law, and Africa-China relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
The central theme of my research is Africa’s international trade. Currently, my work is focused on (1) the relationships between African countries and the People’s Republic of China compared to Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) since the early 2000s (2) emerging technologies and international relations, and (3) the international political economy of interstate war in late 20th century East Africa. In all these areas I apply rational choice theory through the lens of opportunity cost and utilise quantitative data from open and original datasets as well as interviews.
I’ve also done research on BRICS and stock market integration. Here’s a TV interview where I talk about that based on this article: