Alden Young is a Ph.D candidate at Princeton University. A native of New Orleans, LA, he studies the history and politics of East Africa and the Arab World. Combining history of science and political economy approaches, Alden’s current research investigates the origins of postwar economies in the developing world. His dissertation: “Accounting for Decolonization: The Origin of the Sudanese Economy,” studies this phenomenon by analyzing Sudan’s decolonization.
Alden has lived and carried out fieldwork in Sudan, Jordan and Egypt. On Red Sea Notes, Alden writes about politics, political economy and the balance of power in the Red Sea region.