Associate Professor of Political Science
Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, Methodology
Research and Teaching Interests: Africa, elections, field research
2016 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Jaimie Bleck is an Associate 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 first book, Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015. She and Nicolas van de Walle published, Continuity in Change: Electoral Politics in Africa 1990-2015, with Cambridge University Press in 2018. 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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On leave Fall 2022 and Spring 2023