I am a researcher studying authority, citizenship, migration and faith (Messianic Judaism and born-again Christianity), primarily in and around Ethiopia and South Sudan. I have also written about different aspects of Israel’s involvement in Africa in the past and present. My PhD research, in Durham University’s Department of History, is an ethnographic history of the evolution of Evangelical Zionism and Messianic Judaism among Nuer communities in Ethiopia’s western frontierlands.
I graduated with an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford and an LLB from Tel Aviv University, and taught in Durham and in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Goldsmiths, University of London. I also worked as a researcher with think tanks and human rights organisations in Israel and East Africa, focusing on migration and refugee policies. My first book, Israel in Africa, was published in Zed Books’ African Arguments series in 2020.