Jaimie Bleck



Regular Faculty - Assistant Professor


Comparative Politics


2011 PhD, Government, Cornell University


Jaimie Bleck is a Ford Family Assistant 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 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).

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Office Hours

Tuesdays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 2130C Jenkins Nanovic Halls.

Contact Information

Office: 2018 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-5069
Fax: 574-631-4405
Email: jbleck@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46545


Bleck CV