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PhD, Columbia University
BA, University of Florida
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.
Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
Area of Expertise:
social movements, democratization, political violence, Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe
Adrienne LeBas prior to joining AU 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 From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011), which was named Best Book by the African Politics Conference Group. Her research on party organization and violence has appeared in Comparative Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, 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.
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