Michael joined PIR in February 2020 as a Visiting Academic to conduct a postdoc project on Civil Society Participation in Conflict Prevention and Peace-Making in the African Peace & Security Architecture. The project is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Michael is the co-host of the School's African Politics Research Group.
‘Making an Impact from the Margins? Civil Society Groups in Zimbabwe’s Interim Power-Sharing Process’, The Journal of Modern African Studies, 54/4 (2016), pp 703-28. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X16000616
Civil Society Participation in Peace-Making and Mediation Support in the APSA: Insights on the AU, ECOWAS and SADC, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, January 2021. Download
SADC – The Southern Arrested Development Community? Enduring Challenges to Peace and Security in Southern Africa, Policy Dialogue, N° 14, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, 2019. Download
PhD in African History, University of Basel. Thesis: Zimbabwe’s Gruelling Transition: Interim Power-Sharing and Regional Conflict Management in Southern Africa
MA in African History & Political Sociology, University of Basel
BA in History and Media Studies, University of Fribourg
University of Cape Town - Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa – Research Associate
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva – Researcher