Jaimie Bleck is a Ford Family Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in African politics with a focus on democratization, education, participation, and citizenship. Her book, Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015. Her work appears in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Modern African Studies, Comparative Political Studies, African Affairs and Democratization. She spent 2014-2015 on sabbatical in Mali as an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellow. Her research has been funded by grants from the Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, and USAID-DRG.
Professor Bleck is also a concurrent faculty member in the Keough School of Global Affairs, Senior Research Advisor with The Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, Faculty Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and Faculty Affiliate with Notre Dame Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (ND PIER).