I recently defended my dissertation in International Relations in the department of Political Science and Center for African studies at the University of Florida. My research looks into Chinese investments in human resource development programs for Africans. It examines the role of such investments in China’s foreign policy making and their impacts on African recipients. I plan on defending my dissertation in Fall 2016.

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Florida
    • First field: International Relations
    • Second field: Political Theory
    • Third field: Comparative Politics
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Florida (May 2014)
  • Fulbright Certificate, Missouri State University (May 2008)
  • B.A, University of Batna – Algeria  (June 2004)

Areas of Interest/Research

  • International relations theory,
  • Foreign policy,
  • Rising powers and Post-Western IR,
  • The politics of South-South foreign aid,
  • Development – Security nexus,
  • Postcolonial theory.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00 to 1:00 pm (Spring 2017)
Office: 332 Anderson Hall
Phone: 352-273-2379

Mailing address:
University of Florida
Department of Political Science
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville FL, 32611