• Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

I graduated with my Masters of Philosophy in African Studies from the University of Cambridge. My dissertation was titled “‘We had no choice’, the emergence of secessionist violence in Anglophone Cameroon.” R. Maxwell Bone

R. Maxwell BoneToday I graduated with my Masters of Philosophy in African Studies from the University of Cambridge. My dissertation was titled “‘We had no choice’, the emergence of secessionist violence in Anglophone Cameroon.” I was honored to be supervised by Dr. Devon Curtis.

Completing a master’s degree during this past year has by far been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life thus far.

I was part of a multidisciplinary cohort in @CASCambridge, and I gained so much from conversations within and outside of academic settings.

It will take some time for me to process how magnificent this past year has been- especially how much I learned from my fellow postgraduates at @JesusCollegeCam, w/ whom I have built many lifelong relationships.

They studied everything from physics, to engineering, to history.The multidisciplinarity environment that the college system here creates is something that I will forever treasure. Learning alongside those at the forefront of fields ranging from neuroscience to quantum computing to law has been an experience I could never have imagined.Deciding what to do next was difficult, w/ options for further study & professional opportunities. I am ELATED that I will be returning to the Africa Team at @IFES1987, working on Ethiopia and elsewhere in East Africa for now. I can not wait to get started next week.

I am grateful to everyone who has supported me over many years- your advice, guidance, feedback, and friendship mean so much.  I will remain in the UK for a few months but will move back to DC.

I will continue my writing and analysis on Cameroon, although in my personal capacity. I have put my parents, @rbone8488 & @ProfessorBone, through a lot. From trolls harassing family members, many close calls in conflict zones, & MUCH MORE. All of my accomplishments are theirs. I am delighted to have them in Cambridge to celebrate this day after a year apart. https://t.co/wuoywPB38e

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