Brief Biography

Associated Researcher at CEsA after having finished her PhD in Development Policy and Management (Global Development Institute, University of Manchester), in 2017. Her thesis, titled “Reshaping sovereignty powers in agriculture in the Limpopo valley, Mozambique (2004-2014)”, researched the constitution of sovereignty powers through farming projects in irrigation schemes of Xai-Xai and Chókwè. Structurally, analysis was based on the comparison of processes of negotiation and implementation of those projects, informed by private equity and Chinese cooperation funding and management models. Her research thus investigated the interface between historically-specific patterns of accumulation, locally and nationally, and dynamics of international capital preferences. During fieldwork, she collaborated with the Institute of Social and Economic Studies’ GDE group, notably in collecting data on foreign direct investment in the predominant economic activities in the province. Previously, her training and work focused on politcs and governance, with a short course at University of Pretoria and a MA at University of Manchester, and electoral observation (DRC, 2006; Mozambique, 2005), as well as on teaching about the cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries. She has also worked for IOM and WHO.