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Sa’eed Husaini is a doctoral student at St John's College. He researches urban party activists belonging to Nigeria’s two main political parties, focusing on what drives their loyalty and disloyalty to their parties across the electoral cycle. This focus implicates debates within the broader study of democratization in Africa about how party systems are institutionalized, how urban contexts condition citizens’ political allegiances, and how both local and global political values and ideologies interact to shape political practices in Africa's multi-party democracies. He also works on research projects related to natural resource governance, security, and public sector reform in sub-Saharan Africa.
He holds a master’s degree in African Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in Political Science and International Studies.