Amanda Robinson

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Amanda Robinson

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Derby Hall 2140
154 N. Oval Mall

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Areas of Expertise

  • Culture and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Political implications of the cultural revival of the Malawi


  • BA in Biology, Appalachian State University
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Stanford University

Amanda Lea Robinson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on the interaction between culture and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Malawi. Her past research has addressed the political causes and consequences of ethnic and national group identification in sub-Saharan Africa, and on how group identification impacts interethnic trust and cooperation in diverse settings. She is currently pursuing several lines of research, including the political implications of cultural revival in Malawi, the effect of urbanization on social and political transformations in Kenya, African immigrant assimilation and political participation in the United States, and gendered constraints on political engagement across Africa.

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