Professor Sahle is a political scientist whose current research examines dynamics of human rights, constitutionalism, development, sustainability, and citizenship on the African continent. She is completing a book that focuses on dynamics of human rights in the context of new constitutional frameworks in Malawi and Kenya. Her other contemporary research project explores modalities of citizenship, including youth’s citizenship in Kenya in the post-2010 period. Additionally, in collaboration with one of her former UNC-CH students and a Malawian colleague, she is working on a research project that examines opportunities and challenges pertaining to the realization of sexual reproductive health and rights with a focus on the youth in Malawi.