Aoife McCullough

Aoife McCullough

PhD Student

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
conflict, state legitimacy, state formation, extractives

About me

I research the influence of foreign militarisation and the War on Terror on state legitimation processes in Niger. I am using mixed-methods approaches to explore the political dynamics that emerge in a context of intense militarisation and counter-terrorism operations.

I am also an Associate Researcher at ODI where I work with the Global Risks and Resilience Programme on radicalisation, conflict and climate change in the Sahel.

I hold a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics.

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Research topic

The militarisation of Niger and perceptions of state legitimacy 

Academic supervisors

Rajesh Venugopal and Kate Meagher


Expertise Details

conflict; state legitimacy; state formation; extractives