PhD Candidate Profile

Czuba, Karol

Email Address

karol.czuba@mail.utoronto.ca

Website

karolczuba.com.

Major

Comparative Politics

Minor

Development Studies

Supervisor(s)

Antoinette Handley

Czuba, Karol

Dissertation:

Microfoundations of State-making: Expansion of State Power in the Drylands of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda

Biography

Karol Czuba is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His PhD project explores the microfoundations of state-making through the lens of the strategic interactions between political agents involved in the process of extension of state power in the dryland areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda.
Karol’s substantive research focuses on state-making, African politics (especially East Africa and the Horn), and agropastoralist and pastoralist societies. His methodological interests include experiments, game theory, causal mechanisms, and microfoundations.
Outside academia, Karol has worked as a researcher for BRAC (in Uganda), the International Growth Centre (in South Sudan), the International Organization for Migration (in Uganda), and Oxfam Great Britain.

Research Interests

State-making, African politics (especially East Africa and the Horn), and agropastoralist and pastoralist societies, experiments, game theory, causal mechanisms, microfoundations.

Previous Degrees

Master of Science in African Studies, University of Oxford; Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics and History, University of Durham.