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
Gender and politics, human and political development, public policy, national and international human rights law, politics of aid
- 2017 - USAID/Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship
New Research by Women Studying Violence
Doctoral Student Affiliates Publish Article on How Language Impacts Aid Distribution in Mali
Mar 19, 2018
Kellogg doctoral student affiliates Emily Maiden and Mark Brockway say in a new article that aid distribution in northern Mali is skewed toward French-speaking areas, and not necessarily those who need it most.
Learning from Fieldwork: Doctoral Student Affiliate Emily Maiden Reports from Malawi
Aug 25, 2017
Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Emily Maiden spent several weeks in Malawi in the spring, meeting with her research team, collecting baseline surveys, and getting ready for a second phase of her dissertation research.