2000, IB diploma, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC Southern Africa
2004, BA political science, Uppsala University (also courses at Vesalius College, Brussels, University of Gothenburg, University of Stockholm and the National Defense College, Sweden)
2005, MA political science, Uppsala University
2005, MA social science (Developing Democracy), Uppsala University
2007, spring, enrolled in PhD program at the Department of Government, Uppsala University
2011, PhD in political science, Department of Government, Uppsala University
Synergies between peacebuilding and democratization; the role of ex-combatants in politics; conditioning factors of political reintegration of ex-combatants; policy feedback and the creation of politics as a result of policy design/implementation, such as DDR; Liberia, Sierra Leone and Africa; Colombia, political sociology; methodology; focus groups; life history interviews.
Substantive: political sociology, peacebuilding, democratization, comparative politics.
Methodological: focus groups, life history interviews, experiments, participant observation, regression analysis, MLE.