My research interested revolves around state-building and conflict in post conflict settings in Africa. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how state-building interventions such as the introduction of a decentralised systems of governance, land reforms, and governance of internally displaced person and returning refugees influence outcomes of state-building after the end of civil war. My publications have, so far, demonstrated the implication of introducing new structures of government, internal brooders and changes in land governing institutions on oucome of decentralisation projects in countries emerging from civil war. My work has also shaded light on the complexities of forced displacement (internal displaced persons and refugees) on the land governance and the implications this can have in shaping the relationship between internally between migrants and host communities after the end of a civil war. My research project centres in the East African Region, with more focus on South Sudan, the newest country in the world.