Michael Wahman

Michael Wahman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University, United States. He earned his PhD from Lund University (Sweden) and has previously held teaching and research positions at the University of Missouri, the London School of Economics, and the University of Texas-Austin. His work focuses on issues related to elections and democracy in Africa. He has particularly contributed to debates about political regionalism, election violence, representation, and party-system development. In extension, his work addresses the ways in which elections may contribute both to political liberalization and regime stability.

Dr. Wahman’s work has appeared in many of the top journals in political science, including journals such as American Political Science Research, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Journal of Peace Research, and Political Geography. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on the electoral geography of election violence in Malawi and Zambia.   


Read the GLD fellow interview with Michael here!