I am particularly interested in borders, boundaries, and ideas of belonging and citizenship. My doctoral thesis looked at how political communities are constructed with regards to membership, in the borderlands between Ghana and Togo. I provided an inter-scale (local, regional, transnational, national levels) and interdisciplinary analysis of the making and unmaking of political belonging in this region.
Recently, I have focused my interest on transnational authoritarianism. More particularly, I am interested in state strategies of legitimation as responses to diaspora strategies of delegitimation abroad.