I am a professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, where I am also affiliated with the School of International Development and Global Studies. My research focuses mainly on the intersection of the policies and practices of Northern countries and other international actors with politics in Southern countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. I have published on democratization, political violence, peacebuilding and transitional justice/rule of law in Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Rwanda. Most of my recent work is on foreign aid, especially Canada’s, for which I have conducted fieldwork in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Peru. Since 2009, I have held visiting researcher positions in Finland, France, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom. I am currently a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’étude du développement économique et social, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). I hold SSHRC grants for my research on foreign aid and policy coherence for development (2013-2019) and on international efforts to promote LGBTI rights in the Global South (2018-2021).