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I'm a political scientist specialising in the politics of informal and illegal economies, the political economy of development, and North African politics.

I am currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, working on a project entitled 'Smugglers and States - Illegal Trade in the Political Settlements of North Africa'.

Interested in conducting research on informality and taxation with the International Centre for Tax and Development? We are currently accepting  research proposals:

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