Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto
Tanya is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. Her research expertise is in armed group taxation, armed group governance, and the political economy of civil wars. Her dissertation focuses on armed group taxation in the Philippines, though she also has extensive experience researching in and on Somalia. In addition to her doctoral studies, Tanya is a Doctoral Research Award Fellow at the International Development Research Centre of Canada and also works with the Centre on Armed Groups.
Previously, she has done research on tax and governance in fragile contexts with the International Organization for Migration, the Danish Refugee Council, the International Centre for Tax and Development, and the World Bank. Her research has been published by the Journal of Eastern African Studies, PS: Political Science & Politics, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, UBC Press, and the International Centre for Tax and Development.