Jaimie Bleck

Associate Professor of Political Science; Concurrent Associate Professor, Keough School of Global Affairs

Jaimie Bleck

2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-5069
jbleck@nd.edu

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Jaimie Bleck

Associate Professor of Political Science; Concurrent Associate Professor, Keough School of Global Affairs

On leave for 2022-23 academic year

Expertise

Electoral politics, citizenship, governance and political behavior in Africa, especially Mali

At the Keough School

Jaimie Bleck is a concurrent associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She also is a senior research advisor for the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Keough School’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Research and Publications

Bleck’s research interests include electoral politics, citizenship, governance, and political behavior in Africa with a specific focus on Mali. Her book, Education and Empowered Citizenship, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2015. Her articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, African Affairs, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and Stability. Her research has been funded by the US.Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Bleck has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, CARE, Freedom House, and Winrock International. She holds a PhD in government from Cornell University.