Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow Vladimir Chlouba recently completed his doctorate in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University. His major field of study is comparative politics with particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and political methodology.
Chlouba's research interests center on traditional political systems in sub-Saharan Africa, state-building, long-term effects of colonialism, and the political economy of development more broadly. His Kellogg visiting fellowship will allow him to further his research on the relationship between early statehood and current attitudes towards democracy in Africa, moving beyond precolonial centralization to other aspects of precolonial statehood to examine their impact on contemporary political attitudes.
Chlouba's research has been published in outlets such as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of the Middle East and Africa, and Economic History of Developing Regions. His work has been supported by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa.
Chlouba completed undergraduate work at Connecticut College (USA), University of Namibia (Namibia), University of Mannheim (Germany), and Business Academy Aarhus (Denmark). He has conducted field research in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia.