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.

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

My research