Her research interests include institutions in democracies and autocracies, local governance and decentralization policy, authoritarian regime legacies and democratic resilience, and religion and politics, with a regional focus in Africa. Previously, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, and Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University. She has also been a visiting fellow at the Yale Program on Democracy, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. She is a full member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as Chair of the Democracy and Autocracy section of the American Political Science Association. Riedl is co-host of the podcast Ufahamu Africa, featuring weekly episodes of news highlights and interviews about life and politics on the African continent. She holds a PhD from Princeton University.
Life After Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide Conference
Dictators in a Democracy? Former Kellogg Scholars Publish Book On Authoritarian Successor Parties
Sep 10, 2018
A new book that got its start at a 2015 Kellogg Institute conference examines why some authoritarian leaders manage to return to power even after their nations transition to democracy.
New Mainwaring Book a Who's Who of Kellogg Scholars
Mar 9, 2018
Scott Mainwaring, former director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, looks at party systems through the lens of the Latin American experience in a new book, which includes contributions from a number of Kellogg-affiliated scholars.