Anthropology of organisations (especially parliaments and other legislatures); politicians and people in democracies; international development; relationship between research, policy and practice; UK, South Asia and Ethiopia.
Conflict and conviviality, belonging and exclusion, indigenous and immigrant narratives of statehood in post-colonial, multi-ethnic spaces. Anthropology of coups. Ethnography of Parliament. Fiji (also Myanmar and Ethiopia).
Fellow, Global Research Network on Parliaments and People, SOAS; Professor, Legislative School of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, and member of Brazilian National Institute for Science and Technology in Digital Democracy; Research Associate, Centre for Democratic Engagement, University of Leeds.