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Centre of African Studies



I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours) from the University of Victoria in 2014, where I specialized in International Relations and graduated with distinction. I have been interested in African politics and development ever since I travelled to Ghana in 2008. I have just completed a six-month legislative internship with the Government of British Columbia, Canada, and am eager to continue my studies through an MPhil at the University of Cambridge.             


My research interests include statehood and identity, the practical implementation of development strategies, and the relationship between African and non-African governments. My undergraduate thesis was titled “The Role of Economics, Language, and Education in Nation-Building in Tanzania”.

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 Emily  Barner

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