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Emil Graesholm

Emil Graesholm

Research Associate

Website Coordinator and Research Assistant with the project on New Communications Technologies and Citizen-Led Governance in Africa. Emil graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Politics and worked with CGHR through his final year dissertation entitled "New Media and their Impact on Governance and Participatory Politics in Kenya," looking at the effect of ICT use in informal networks of the Kibera slum and ICT as a tool for formal integration into political processes pursued by state and NGO agents. The dissertation was published in May 2012 by the Journal of Politics and Society. Emil contributes to the Centre's development, to the Africa’s Voices project and is responsible for updating the website. He completed a M.Sc. in International Relations at London School of Economics before taking up a position with the Danish Ministry of Defence.