Jaimie Bleck

Jaimie Bleck

Associate Professor of Political Science

Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, Methodology

Research and Teaching Interests: Africa, elections, field research

Office Hours: Mondays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and by appointment

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, civil society, 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 American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Modern African Studies, Comparative Political Studies, African Affairs and Democratization. She spent 2022-2023 as a Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellow at the Jesuit University in Côte d’Ivoire. Her research has been funded by grants from the Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies and USAID-DRG. She is currently working on a book manuscript that looks at informal tea-drinking clubs, social capital, and democratic citizenship in Mali.

Professor Bleck is also a concurrent faculty member in the Keough School of Global Affairs, 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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