SN Nyeck
Research Associate

S.N. Nyeck holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles with a specialization in international relations and comparative politics. She is currently a Research Associate in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET). To date, she has pursued two research streams. The first stream is centered on the political economy of development, governance and public procurement reform with an interest on social justice and gender responsive schemes. The other stream reflects on identity and queer politics, LGBTQI economic inclusion in particular. Dr. Nyeck is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Practical Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary to expand her research on identity, sexuality and politics to the analysis of intercultural and ecumenical inclusive epistemologies and practices. She has written extensively on interdisciplinary topics such as sexuality and politics, public policy, gender equality, ethics and religion, public procurement reform, economic inclusion, and human rights.

Dr. Nyeck writes about public procurement and governance reform in Africa from historical and contemporary perspectives. In 2015, she co-edited with Orly Benjamin, the first international special journal issue on gender, women and government outsourcing in comparative perspectives. Her publications includes Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship co-edited with Marc Epprecht (McGill-Queens’ University Press, 2013); Public Procurement and Governance Reform in Africa (Palgrave, 2016); Routledge Handbook of Queer Africa Studies (2019). She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled African Queer Dialectics and Politics: Simulation and Simulacra (Palgrave 2020 expected).

Dr. Nyeck is a Visiting Scholar at the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, Emory School of Law, Emory University in the United States; the book review Editor for the Journal of Africana Religion; a Fellow with Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies in Germany, and a Board member of the West African Research Association headquartered at Boston University. In bridging academia to the policy world, Dr. Nyeck is often solicited as a consultant for NGOs, multilateral financial organizations and international organizations for her expertise in identity politics, gender and public procurement reform.

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