• Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).

PhD Academia Tag

Academic Achievements, 2020

The year 2020! What a year it has been. The global Coronavirus Pandemic has defined 2020. COVID19 has affected virtually all sectors of the economy. In early January, I received good news of a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for African Studies (CAS) in Edinburgh. It was going to be an opportunity for me to complete my PhD research. I was looking forward to a great mentorship experience. The pandemic escalated in March forcing many countries to lockdown. I was not able to travel to Edinburgh but I was assured...

“2018 post” A new kind of challenge

When the year began, my mind was set out to achieve a number of goals. I however didn’t anticipate the challenge I am experiencing now. I was optimistic about the year that lay ahead. I am always optimistic and look forward to any new year with great hope — just like everyone else. Ten months down the line, I have achieved a number of my setout goals. As a PhD student, I completed my course work in July, 2018. I won a research grant in February. I began part-time teaching...