Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics: Political Endorsements and Cross-Ethnic Voting in Africa

Leonardo Arriola, UC-Berkeley
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Gowen 1A

Leonardo R. Arriola is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on democratization, coalition politics, ethnic politics, and political violence in developing countries. He has conducted field research in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, and Zambia.

His work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and World Politics. He is author of Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (Cambridge University Press), which received a best book award from the African Politics section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in 2013 and an honorable mention for the Gregory Luebbert Prize for best book from APSA’s Comparative Politics section in 2014.

UW Graduate Student, Stephen Winkler (Political Science), will serve as the discussant.