I am a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University, specializing in comparative politics and political behavior in Africa. My dissertation studies how citizens’ views of political elites shape their level of political engagement and civic attitudes, specifically their willingness to pay tax. My research includes a mix of qualitative fieldwork, surveys, and experimental methods to understand how African citizens form their political expectations in response to poor governance. 

A native of Côte d’Ivoire, I have travel experience across West Africa, while the bulk of my research is in Benin. Prior to coming to Princeton, I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelors’ in Government and Politics and French. 

My CV is available here.