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

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • 2017 -  USAID/Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship