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
- Kellogg Institute's Undergraduate Mentoring Award 2021-22
- 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
Kellogg Institute Panel Debates Democratic Backsliding Worldwide
Nov 3, 2023
The Kellogg Institute of International Studies hosted a panel, “Global Democracy at Risk: Why it Matters and What Can be Done,” Thursday in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. The five speakers included University professors, directors of democratic institutions, and foreign political figures.
Kellogg Cultivates Research Collaboration and Other Opportunities in Africa
Oct 2, 2023
The Kellogg Institute’s participation in the Pamoja summit, support of the Initiative at Notre Dame more generally, and other efforts this year in Africa demonstrate the Institute’s ongoing commitment to the continent.
Kellogg Fulbright US Scholar Jaimie Bleck Addresses Engagement with Democracy in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023
With democracy and threats to it undoubtedly one of the world’s most pressing global challenges, the focus of Kellogg Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck’s Fulbright term was on strategies for engagement with democracy among young people in West Africa.