In this infographic, ACLED’s Research Director, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, and Africa Research Manager, Charles Vannice, explore Boko Haram conflict activity in Nigeria.
Roudabeh Kishi is the Director of Research & Innovation at ACLED. She has been with ACLED in various capacities since August 2014. She is a member of ACLED's senior leadership team, responsible for the success of the organization. She also oversees research at ACLED, including data collection via the regional research desks, methodology team, and management of research partnerships; data science and analysis; as well as communications. Dr. Kishi holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. She has worked as a consultant for numerous organizations around political violence, peace and conflict, development, gender, and quantitative data methods.
Charles Vannice is the Training Coordinator at ACLED and has been with the organization since 2010, originally hired as an Africa researcher. He currently coordinates methodological training for all new and current researchers, as well as for ACLED’s external partners. Charles holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Central Missouri and a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His interests include insurgency and politically driven conflict with a focus on East Africa and Nigeria. Charles’ past research includes work with the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas, where his focus was on the Indian sub-continent and Afghanistan.