Jaimie Bleck

Contact Information

bleck Jaimie Bleck
Assistant Professor
403 Decio Hall
574.631.5069
jbleck@nd.edu
http://jaimiebleck.com

Department/affiliation

Political Science

Degrees

Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., Cornell University

B.A. (Political Science), University of Chicago

B.A. (International Studies), University of Chicago

Research interests

African politics, with a focus on democratization, education, and citizenship.

Select publications

"Parties and Issues in Francophone West Africa: Towards a Theory of Non-mobilization," with Nicolas van de Walle. Democratization.

"Valence Issues in African Elections: Navigating Uncertainty and the Weight of the Past," with Nicolas van de Walle. Comparative Political Studies. (Forthcoming).

Bio

Jaimie Bleck is a Ford Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.  She specializes in African politics with a focus on democratization, education, and citizenship.  Her article, Parties and Issues in Francophone West Africa: Towards a Theory of Non-mobilizatio with Nicolas van de Walle, appeared in Democratization. Another article with van de Walle, "Valence Issues in African Elections: Navigating Uncertainty and the Weight of the Past," is forthcoming in CPS. Her current research in Mali is funded by grants from the Spencer Foundation, NSF, and USAID. She received a BA in Political Science at the University of Chicago and a PhD in Government from Cornell University.  She has consulted for Freedom House, Winrock International, CARE, and the World Bank.  Before attending graduate school, she worked on the Ambassadors Girls Scholarship Program in Central and Southern Africa.

www.jamiebleck.com