I am a Ph.D. candidate at the National Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, under Professor Kaoru Sugihara. My focus lies on Tokyo’s post-war urban economic history in particular and urban development studies in general. I am also an adjunct at Temple University Japan, where I teach classes on political economy, development economics, and Tokyo.
Besides my academic research, I work on book projects. I am one of the authors of Architectural Guide Yangon (DOM publishers, 2015), a “sumptuous, evocative book (that) captures the energies of a city in the midst of rapid change”, according to Sunil Amrith of Harvard University. Read more about it here.
Previously, I worked in finance and as a political analyst for Shell and had stints at several international financial institutions. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from SOAS and Cambridge University, respectively.
Please get in touch – my email address is written “hello” at my domain name.