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Martha Wilfahrt

Assistant Professor
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Phone
510 642 5633
Office
748 Social Sciences Building
Office Hours
Thursdays 2-4pm. Please email for Zoom details.
Personal Statement

Martha Wilfahrt studies African Politics and Political Economy of Development with a focus on historical legacies, redistributive politics and state-society relations. Her current research interests include the influence of precolonial legacies in contemporary African politics, the rise of local governance on the continent, the persistence of social norms and concept formation in the ‘historical renaissance.’ Her work has appeared in Comparative PoliticsWorld Development and World Politics.  

Academic Subfields
Research Interests
African Politics, Political Economy of Development, Redistributive Politics
Degrees
PhD Cornell University
MA Indiana University Bloomington
BA University of Wisconsin-Madison