Gender Quotas, Law, and Nationhood in Kenya
(Murang’a, Kwale, Nairobi – Kenya, 2017-2020)
My dissertation research examines the impact of Kenya’s two-thirds gender principle at the county assembly level. I am researching how an increase in female politicians influenced political subjectivities, gender relations, and political narratives and discourses on gender and other kinds of difference.
Research on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
My research on FGM/C has included the determinants of FGM/C practice in Kenya, the effects of FGM/C practices on sexuality, and the perceptions of young men about the practice. My masters thesis examined how the process of legislating against FGM/C in Kenya redefined conceptions about the female body.
Inter-ethnic Friendship in Urban Kenya
(Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret – Kenya, 2013-14)
I researched about the impact of Kenya’s 2007-08 post-election violence on inter-ethnic friendships among urban youth aged 18-25.