PhD student at the University of Basel researching the history of Ethiopian trade unionism. Graduated with a BA degree from Addis Ababa University in Political Science and International Relations and an MA degree from the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in Development Studies. Worked for the Swedish embassy in Addis Ababa and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in Stockholm before returning to academia.
Joined the IISH in 2013 as regional representative for the IISH Africa Desk (until November 2015). Visiting address: c/o International Leadership Bld., Gulele Subcity, Kebele 01/02, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Postal address: IISH Africa, P.O. Box 18140, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publications and papers
‘The Programme of the National Democratic Revolution, 36 Years Later’. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Dire Dawa, October 2012.
‘Ethiopia: The Last Two Frontiers’. Book review. Horn of Africa Journal Vol 30, 2013.
‘Bulwark of Democracy? The Ethiopian ‘Middle Class’ in Modern Political History’. Paper presented at the 5th European Conference of African Studies, Lisbon, June 2013.