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 thesis, which I completed in Durham University (UK) in 2020, was an ethnographic history of the evolution of Evangelical Zionism and Messianic Judaism among Nuer communities in Ethiopia’s western frontierlands.
I worked as a researcher with think tanks and human rights organisations in Israel and East Africa, focusing on migration and refugee policies, and graduated with an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford and an LLB from Tel Aviv University. I also taught African History in Durham University and African Politics in Goldsmiths, University of London. My first book, Israel in Africa, was published in Zed Books’ African Arguments series in 2020.