Curriculum Vitae


2012 – 21    
PhD Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada
Thesis: “Fake Goods and Counterfeit Time: Nigerian Entrepreneurs in a time of China Rising.”
2007 – 08    
MSc Health, Community and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Thesis: “A working model of contact: The experience of ‘China goods’ in a Ghanaian marketplace.”
2002 – 06    
Honors BSc Anthropology and Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Canada


2023 –
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Socio-Cultural Anthropology, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada
2022 –23    
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department of Economic Experimentation, Halle, Germany
2011 – 12    
Health Promotion Analyst, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada
2009 – 11    
Research Associate, Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006 – 07    
HIV/AIDS Project Officer and Policy Researcher, Walter Sisulu University, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), East London, South Africa


Fellowship in Ethnographic Writing, Centre for Ethnography, University of Toronto (UTSC) (declined)
Senior Doctoral Fellowship, New College, University of Toronto
2018 – 19    
Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Recipient Scholar, International Scholarships Program of Global Affairs Canada
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Richard F. Salisbury Student Award for Best Research Proposal, The Canadian Anthropology Society
2016, 2017    
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario
Hilde Himmelweit Prize for highest overall grade in MSc program and best MSc thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science
International Youth Internship Funding, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)


2020 – 21    
Course Instructor, African Studies, New College, University of Toronto; Course: AFR357H1F The Geopolitics and Debates on Africa-China Economic Relations
Course Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Mississauga; Course: ANT 351H1F Money, Markets, and Gifts: Topics in Economic Anthropology
Course Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto; Course: ANT485H1F The Anthropology of China and Africa: People, Language and Goods


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