- Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, 2014. The Ohio State University (Columbus OH).
- Dissertation: Imperfect Resistance: Embodied Performances in Nairobi Underground Hip Hop.
- M.A. in International Affairs: African Studies, June 2005. Ohio University (Athens OH).
- B.A. in Human Development and Social Relations, cum laude, June 2002. Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo MI).
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