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Address: Department of War Studies

King’s College London

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 Research interests:

  • Nation building/ state formation/elites
  • State fragility and Security Sector Reform
  • Conflict and civil war in Africa
  • Colonial legacies in Lusophone and Francophone Africa

Education and Professional Background

Nayanka is currently a research assistant with the Conflict Security and Development Group(CSDG), King’s College London. In this position, she assists with several CSDG research projects, including state fragility in Africa and the EU-Africa strategy/partnership.

Nayanka is a PhD Development Studies candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS), University of London. Her thesis is provisionally titled ‘State-making versus State Collapse in Lusophone Africa: a comparative analysis of success in Cape-Verde and failure in Guinea-Bissau’. It looks at issues of state resilience, state formation and political elites in Guinea-Bissau and Cape-Verde. Prior to this, she obtained an Msc in Urbanisation and Development, an MRes in Political Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics and Development Studies (Hons) from SOAS.