Jaimie Bleck is an associate professor of political science and the senior research advisor for the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She also is a concurrent faculty member in the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Bleck’s research interests include electoral politics, citizenship, governance, and political behavior in Africa with a focus on Mali. Her book, Education and Empowered Citizenship, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015. Her articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, African Affairs, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and Stability. Her research has been funded by the US Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Bleck has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, CARE, Freedom House, and Winrock International. She holds a PhD in government from Cornell University.
Democracy and citizenship; education and social service provision
Education and citizenship in Mali; parties and political issues in Africa; Islamic politics in the Sahel; information brokerage and political mobilization in rural Africa
- 2014-2015 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
- 2014 USAID DRG Innovation Grant
- Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation in African Politics from the American Political Science Association’s Africa Politics Conference Group (APCG) - 2011
- 2012 National Science Foundation Seed Grant
- Spencer Foundation Research Grant
“Enriching and Instructive”: Senior Trevor Lwere Pursues Questions of Economic Inequality and Development in Kellogg’s International Scholars Program
Mar 15, 2022
A coauthor to a faculty paper and the university’s first Schwartzman Scholar, Trevor Lwere ‘22 says much of his international and research experiences at Notre Dame has been facilitated by his connections to Kellogg and the International Scholars Program.
Bleck Discusses the Role of the Islamic Clergy in Mali
Mar 17, 2021
Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck (political science) was interviewed by Crux in an article titled, “Clergy seen as ‘fourth branch of government’ in coup-stressed Mali.”