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Assistant Professor of Politics
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Office229 Landrum Bolling Center
Democracy & Democratization African Politics Approaching Political Puzzles Politics of Global Inequality Riots, Rebellions, and Revolutions
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and always thought I wanted to be a teacher. In college I realized that I was fascinated by the developing world, so I joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Cote d'Ivoire. It was a transformative experience and led me to graduate study in Political Science, focused on questions of democratization and development in Africa. After earning my Ph.D. from Washington University I was awarded a Carnegie Mellon Fellowship from Brandeis University, and joined Earlham's Politics Department in 2008. I love the mix of academic excellence and international awareness on this campus, and I have actively encouraged my students to make their research projects the best they can be and present them in professional settings.
���Changing Citizenship Laws in Africa: Namibia and Other ���Late�� Independents�� Co-authored with Toivo Asheeke. Paper presented at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association annual conference in Chicago, IL (April). ���Second Class Citizens? Gender in African Citizenship Law�� Co-authored with Emma Diambogne Diouf, Charlotte-Anne Malischewski, Maria Vaikath, and Kiah Young-Burns. In progress, submitted to African Studies Association for their 2011 annual conference in Washington, DC (November).
American Political Science Association African Studies Association African Politics Conference Group Midwest Political Science Association West Africa Research Association