Katharine Baldwin

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Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs


Kate Baldwin is an associate professor of political science and a faculty fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. She is the author of the book The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states, examining how non-state actors – such as traditional leaders, churches and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development and democracy.


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  • Ph.D, Columbia University, 2010


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