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Government and Legal Studies

Ericka Albaugh

Associate Professor of Government
(on leave for the 2016-17 academic year)

Contact Information

ealbaugh@bowdoin.edu
207-721-5233
Government And Legal Studies

Hubbard Hall - 209A



Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.



Ericka Albaugh: Bowdoin College

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University Durham, NC
  • M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Medford, MA
  • B.A., Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa. Cambridge University Press, 2014State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa.  Cambridge University Press, 2014

“An Autocrat’s Toolkit: Adaptation and Manipulation in ‘Democratic’ Cameroon” Special Issue of Democratization 18: 2 (April 2011)

Review of The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe by Peter Geschiere, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 41:1 (Summer 2010)

“The Colonial Image Reversed: Language Preferences and Policy Outcomes in African Education.” International Studies Quarterly 53: 2 June 2009.

Language Choice in Education: A Politics of Persuasion.Journal of Modern African Studies 45:1 (March 2007).

Review of Mobilizing the Masses: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Nationalist Movement in Guinea, 1939-1958 by Elizabeth Schmidt, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 37:3 (2006).

With Robert I. Rotberg, Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Africa (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000)

With Robert I. Rotberg, Cyprus 2000: Divided or Federal? (World Peace Foundation, 1998)

"The Politics of Language in Education in African States." Lecture at the Centre for Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, 9 March 2015.

"The (Un)Necessary Citizen: Universal Standard Education in Comparative Context." Lecture at Cornell University's Institute for African Development, 18 September 2014.

"Toward a True Multilingualism? French and National Languages in Africa." Invited Panelist for Round Table Discussion at the Conference on "Cultural Diplomacy: France's Asset in a Shifting World." Paris, Institut Francais. 12-13 December 2011.

“Conquering Babel in Europe and Africa: Language Rationalization in Comparative Perspective” Paper Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, March 31-April 2, 2011, Chicago, IL.

“Raising Language and Lowering Voice: The Costs of Recognition in ‘Democratic’ Cameroon” Paper Presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington DC, 2-5 September 2010.

2015: Working Papers

Africa Language Movement Graphic

- "Language Movement and Civil War in West Africa" for presentation at the  Mapping Language Movement in Africa Symposium (Bowdoin College, September 2015)

- "Language, Citizenship, and Political Participation in Africa"

2014: State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press.

- Chapter 1

- Appendix A

2011:  “An Autocrat’s Toolkit: Adaptation and Manipulation in ‘Democratic’ Cameroon,” Democratization 18, 2 (April): 388-414.

- List of Constituency Boundary Changes in Cameroon 1992-2007

- Map of Constituency Boundary Changes in Cameroon 1992-2007

- Election Data: 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007

2009:  “The Colonial Image Reversed: Language Preferences and Policy Outcomes in African Education,” International Studies Quarterly 53: 389-420. 

- Updated Language Policies in African Education - January 2012 (PDF)PDF

- Language Policies in African Education (PDF)PDF