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Rachel Beatty Riedl

Professor, Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies

Rachel Beatty Riedl

Uris Hall, Room 170A
rbeattyriedl@cornell.edu

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Overview

Rachel Beatty Riedl is the Einaudi Center's director and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.

Her research interests include institutional development in new democracies, local governance and decentralization policy, authoritarian regime legacies, and religion and politics, with a regional focus in Sub-Saharan 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, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chair of the Comparative Democratization 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.  PhD Princeton University.

Departments/Programs

  • Government

Affiliations

  • Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Research

  • Research Interest(s): Comparative Democratization; Political Party Systems and Democratic Institutions; Decentralization and Local Governance; Authoritarian Legacies; Religion and Politics
  • Program Area(s): Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s): Africa
  • Subfield Specialties: Comparative Historical Analysis; Political Parties

Courses

Fall 2020