I am a second-year PhD student in Political Science at American University in Washington, D.C, with concentrations in American Government and Quantitative Methods (AU profile). My research focuses on the intersections between public opinion, polarization, and news media. I am also interested in the psychological underpinnings of different forms of electoral participation.
Before coming to AU, I earned a Master’s degree from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and a Magister degree from the University of Munich in Germany. In 2009, I spent one year abroad at the University of Adelaide in Australia. The son of cosmopolitan parents, I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cairo, Egypt, attending German schools there. These experiences have enriched my life beyond belief, and I am grateful for them every day.
My spare time is spent mostly by looking after the creature below. Her name is Muesli (German for cereal). She is a Ridgeback mix who I adopted from a local rescue shelter, and she is always, always hungry (out of frame is a piece of ham dangling enticingly). Whenever I find the time, I also enjoy riding motorcycles and engaging in stand-up comedy.