Megan studies natural resource governance in West Africa, with a focus on the Niger Delta. She is interested in the historical role of colonial powers in the process of resource extraction and the current effects of neoliberal economic policies on this region.
Prior to joining CAS, Megan interned at the West Africa Research Center in Dakar where she worked with the library on their new acquisitions project. She also spent two summers in Malawi participating in an immersion anthropology course, first as an undergraduate and then returning as a teacher’s assistant. In addition, she worked on a local development project in rural Malawi focusing on agricultural sustainability and alternative farming practices.
Megan hopes to go on to pursue a doctoral degree in History, where she will focus on the Biafran War and other conflicts in West Africa. In the meantime, she is excited to explore all the opportunities Stanford has to offer.
Megan received her B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Rochester.