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Government and Legal Studies

Ericka Albaugh

Associate Professor of Government

Contact Information

Government And Legal Studies
209A Hubbard Hall

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.

Ericka Albaugh: Bowdoin College


  • 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)

"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

“Education, Language, and Citizenship: Cameroon and Beyond” Invited lecturer at Cornell University’s Institute for African Development: “Education, Language, and Citizenship in Cameroon and Beyond.” 18 February 2010

“A Dictator’s Toolkit: Adaptation and Manipulation in ‘Democratic’ Cameroon” Paper presented at the Democratization in Africa Conference, University of Leeds, 4-5 December 2009

“Written Languages and Political Activism in West Africa” Paper presented at the 51 Annual African Studies Association Conference, 13-16 November, 2008, Chicago, IL