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Africa South of the Sahara
A citizen of Uganda, Dan completed a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration at Makerere University in Uganda in 1991 and a master’s degree in social sector planning and management at the same university in 1999. Dan is on the cusp of completing his PhD in development sociology at Cornell University. His dissertation research focuses on the political economy of the maize market in rural eastern Uganda. More broadly, Dan's research interests revolve around small farming systems and agrarian transitions, globalization, and state civil society relations. He taught at Makerere University in Kampala for fourteen years and was academic director with SIT on its Uganda and Rwanda semester and summer programs between 2001 and 2015. Dan has extensive experience with NGO and government program monitoring and evaluation in Uganda and has traveled extensively in the region.