PhD, McMaster University (2015)
MA, University of Ottawa (2010)
BSocSci, University of Ottawa (2008)


Research Methods in Critical Security Studies (2nd edition), co-edited with Mark B. Salter & Can E. Mutlu (Routledge, 2023)

Security at the Borders: Transnational Practices and Technologies in West Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

‘Quasilegality and migrant smuggling in Northern Niger’ (Trends in Organized Crime, 2023)

‘The politics of non-state security provision in Burkina Faso: koglweogo self-defence groups’ ambiguous pursuit of recognition’ (African Affairs, 2022)

‘Borderwork Creep in West Africa’s Sahel’ (Geopolitics, 2021)

‘Producing the ‘transit’ migration state: international security intervention in Niger’ (Third World Quarterly, 2020)

‘Militarism and its Limits: Sociological insights on security assemblages in the Sahel’, w/ Adam J. Sandor (Security Dialogue, 2018)

‘Developmental borderwork and the International Organization for Migration’ (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2018)

‘The promises and pitfalls of biometric security practices in Senegal’ (International Political Sociology, 2017)

‘Collective Discussion: Ferocious Architecture: Sovereign Spaces/Places by Design’, w/ Benjamin J. Muller et al. (International Political Sociology, 2016).

‘The field of border control in Mauritania’ (Security Dialogue, 2014)

‘State Personhood, Abjection and the United States’ HIV Travel Ban’ (Millennium, 2014)

For a fuller list of recent publications, check out my Google Scholar profile. Simply contact me for a complete CV, or if you have any trouble accessing any of my published or unpublished work. I am happy to share my written work, published or not.

Commentary & interviews

Borders, Surveillance and Security Politics: an Interview with Dr. Philippe Frowd (Security in Context, 21 August 2020)

Black academic offers his take on storm over use of N-word at U of O (CBC Ottawa, 21 October 2020)

The Double-Edged Sword of Trafficking in Niger (Centre for International Policy Studies, 4 February 2020)

The “Transit State”: Migration and Security Intervention in Niger (Oxford Research Group, 23 July 2018)

In the Sahel, militarism doesn’t give us a full picture, w/ Adam J. Sandor (Security Dialogue / PRIO blog, 19 April 2018)

The politics of border security in the Sahel (Centre for International Policy Studies, 9 May 2017)

The trouble with policing the Mediterranean (Open Canada, 9 March 2015)

Border Control Intervention in West Africa: Thinking Beyond the Global North (Border Criminologies, 7 January 2014)