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Adrienne LeBas

Adrienne LeBas

Assistant 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 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.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Columbia University
    BA, University of Florida
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • GOVT-432 Pol Inst& Process in Sel Count: Political Violence & Civil War
    • Description
    • GOVT-432 Pol Inst& Process in Sel Count: African Politics
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  • Fall 2014

    • GOVT-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Political Violence & Civil War
    • Description
    • GOVT-730 Sem in Comparative Politics: Survey of Sub-Field
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

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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