Tomáš Žák graduated from the MSc in African Studies in 2016. At Oxford, his dissertation research focused on a counter-terrorism operation conducted in 2014 by the Kenyan government in Eastleigh (a neighbourhood of Nairobi). A revised version of his dissertation entitled “Building a culture of resistance: securitising and de-securitising Eastleigh during the Kenyan government’s Operation Usalama Watch” was published in a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies on youth politics in Kenya. Currently, he is working at the United Nations in New York as an Associate Programme Management Officer in the Sustainable Development Unit of the Executive Office of Secretary-General. Prior to this, he worked as a long-term Consultant in the Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) department at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and as a Consultant for the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds a BA in Development Studies and African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.