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Adrienne LeBas

Adrienne LeBas

Associate Professor Department of Government

Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) joined the Department of Government in the fall of 2009. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and political violence. She is the author of the award-winning From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011) and articles in the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Democracy, Comparative Politics, and elsewhere. LeBas also worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch in Zimbabwe, where she lived from 2002 to 2003. Her most recent work looks at attitudes toward taxation in urban Nigeria.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, LeBas will be a residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She will be working on her second book, which investigates the reasons for persistent election violence in some democratizing countries.

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Degrees

PhD, Columbia University
BA, University of Florida

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SPA - Government
Ward - 228
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(202) 885-6229

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Professor LeBas on Africa & the Arab Spring

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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

LeBas' book From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa was awarded the 2011 Best Book Award from the African Politics Conference Group. Read more »

LeBas recognized as a "New Voice" in the social sciences by the Social Science Research Council and by Edmond Keller, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California - Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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