Associate Professor of Government
(on leave for the 2016-17 academic year)
Government And Legal Studies
Hubbard Hall - 209A
Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.
State-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
2014: State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2011: “An Autocrat’s Toolkit: Adaptation and Manipulation in ‘Democratic’ Cameroon,” Democratization 18, 2 (April): 388-414.
2009: “The Colonial Image Reversed: Language Preferences and Policy Outcomes in African Education,” International Studies Quarterly 53: 389-420.