Emily Maiden (political science & peace studies) earned an M.A. in political science (2014) and B.A. in political science and philosophy (2011) from the University of Louisville. She also has an M.A. in political science (2016) from Notre Dame.

At Notre Dame, Emily’s dissertation research focuses on examining the policy effectiveness of laws designed to promote gender equality and the rights of the child in Malawi. More broadly, her interests include conflict and peace process, gender and politics, culture and politics, democracy and development, and international aid, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With funding support from USAID and Fulbright, Emily is currently in Malawi conducting dissertation fieldwork for academic year 2017- 2018. Internally, her research has also been supported by the Kellogg Institute, Kroc Institute, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), Environmental Change Initiative, and the John J. Reilly Center.

Check out my personal website: emilymaiden.wordpress.com


Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet