GRETCHEN BAUER
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science and International Relations
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302 831 2355; Fax: 302 831 4452; Email: gbauer@udel.edu

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
 PhD, 1994, Political Science with graduate certificate in African Studies
 MA, 1990, Political Science

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy and WDC
 MA, 1986, International Relations

Brown University, Providence, RI
 BA, 1982, History and German

Wilhelm Pieck Universitaet, Rostock, German Democratic Republic
 Semester abroad, spring 1981

ADMINISTRATIVE AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Delaware, Department of Political Science and International Relations
 Professor and Chair, 2007-present
 Associate Chair, 2002-03
 Associate Professor, 2000-07
 Assistant Professor, 1994-00

University of Delaware, College of Arts and Sciences
 Associate Dean for Social Sciences and History, 2003-07
 Director, African Studies Program, 2002-03

University of Delaware, Institute for Global Studies
 Co-Director, Winter Session Program, Merida, Mexico, 1996

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Political Science
 Teaching Assistant, 1989-90

Wilhelm Pieck Universitaet, Germanistik Faculty
 English Instructor, summers 1981 and 1982

RESEARCH AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
 Visiting Researcher, August 2011

APSA Africa Workshop, UDSM Gender Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 Co-Director, July-August 2010

Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
 Visiting Researcher, January-July 2009

Institute for Public Policy Research, Windhoek, Namibia
 Visiting Researcher, January-August 2002

United States Agency for International Development, Windhoek, Namibia
 Consultant, February-March 2002

Independent Research, Windhoek, Namibia
 July-August 1995

USAID and Associates in Rural Development, Windhoek, Namibia
 Democracy and Governance Consultant, July 1994

Namibia Institute for Social and Economic Research, Windhoek, Namibia
 Visiting Research Fellow, October 1991-August 1993

University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
 Afrikaans Language Instruction, August–October 1991

Ford Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
 Intern, June-August 1989

World Development, Washington DC
 Deputy Editor, 1986-88

Overseas Development Council, Washington DC
 Research Assistant, 1985-86

United States Peace Corps, Oloitokitok, Kenya
 Peace Corps Volunteer: Rural Women’s Extension Agent, 1982-83

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Women in Executive Power: A Global Overview. With Manon Tremblay, eds. London:
 Routledge, 2011, 226 pp.

Politics in Southern Africa: Transition and Transformation. Revised second edition, with
 Scott D. Taylor. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011, 422 pp. First edition:

Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition. With Scott D. Taylor. Boulder:
 Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005, 404 pp.

Women in African Parliaments. With Hannah E. Britton, eds. Boulder: Lynne Rienner
 Publishers, 2006, 237 pp.

Labor and Democracy in Namibia, 1971-1996. Athens: Ohio University Press, Oxford: James
 Currey, and Cape Town: David Philip, 1998, 229 pp.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

'"Let There be a Balance": Women in African Parliaments.' Political Studies Review.
 2012. 10(3): 370-384.

‘Uganda: Reserved Seats for Women MPs: Affirmative Action for the National Women’s
 Movement or the National Resistance Movement?’ In Manon Tremblay, ed. Women and
 Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas, revised second
 edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 27-39. First edition, 2008.

'Update on the Women's Movement in Botswana: Have Women Stopped Talking?' African
 Studies Review. 2011. 54(2): 23-46.

'Women in Executives: Sub-Saharan Africa.' In Bauer and Tremblay, eds. Women in
 Executive Power: a Global Overview, 2011: 85-104.

'Introduction' and 'Conclusion.' With Manon Tremblay. In Bauer and Tremblay, eds.
 Women in Executive Power: a Global Overview, 2011: 1-9; 171-190.

'"Cows Will Lead the Herd into a Precipice": Where are the Women MPs in Botswana?'
 Botswana Notes and Records. 2010. 42: 56-70.

‘Taking the Fast Track to Parliament: Comparing Electoral Gender Quotas in Eastern and
 Southern Africa.’ In Muna Ndulo and Margaret Grieco, eds. Power, Gender and Social
 Change in Africa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009: 8-25.
 Revised version:

'"50/50 by 2020": Electoral Gender Quotas for Parliament in East and Southern Africa.'
 International Feminist Journal of Politics. 2008. 10(3): 348-368.

'Namibia: A Success Story?' With Christiaan Keulder. In Necla Tschirgi, Francesco
 Mancini and Michael Lund, eds. Security and Development: Searching for Critical
 Connections. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009: 211-254.

‘"Nothing to Lose but Their Subordination to the State"? Trade Unions in Namibia Fifteen
 Years after Independence.’ In Jon Kraus, ed. Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy
 in Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007: 229-254.

‘Namibia: Losing Ground Without Mandatory Quotas.’ In Bauer and Britton, eds. Women in
 African Parliaments, 2006: 85-110.

‘Women in African Parliaments: A Continental Shift?’ With Hannah E. Britton. In Bauer and
 Britton, eds. Women in African Parliaments, 2006: 1-30.

‘"The Hand that Stirs the Pot Can Also Run the Country": Electing Women to Parliament in
 Namibia.’ Journal of Modern African Studies. 2004. 42(4): 479-509.

‘Namibia in the First Decade of Independence: How Democratic?’ Journal of Southern African
 Studies. 2001. 27(1): 33-55.

‘Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Namibia.’ In Richard Joseph, ed. State, Conflict and
 Democracy in Africa. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999: 429-448.

‘Labour Relations in Occupied Namibia.’ In Gilton Klerck, etal., eds. Continuity and Change:
 Labour Relations in Independent Namibia. Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan, 1997: 55-78.

Reference Works and Other Publications

'Namibia: Anticipating the First Presidential Succession.' Africa Contemporary Record, Vol.
 29, 2003-04. New York: Holmes and Meier, forthcoming.

‘Mujeres y activismo político en el África del siglo XXI.’ [Women’s Political Activism in
 Africa in the 21st Century] Vanguardia Dossier, 26: 102-105, Enero/Marzo 2008, Barcelona.

‘Namibia: Ushering in the Second Decade of Independence.’ In Africa Contemporary Record,
 Vol. 28, 2001-02. New York: Holmes and Meier, 2006: B807-824.

‘Namibia: Assessing the First Decade of Independence.’ In Colin Legum, ed. Africa
 Contemporary Record, Vol. 27, 1998-00. New York: Holmes and Meier, 2004: B784-798.

‘Women in Namibia.’ In Aili Mari Tripp, ed. Sub-Saharan Africa: The Greenwood Encyclopedia
 of Women's Issues Worldwide. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003: 271-293.

‘Namibia: Confronting the Challenges to Democratic Consolidation.’ In Colin Legum, ed.
 Africa Contemporary Record, Vol. 26, 1996-98. New York: Holmes and Meier, 2002: B682-696.

‘Namibia: The Trend Toward Single Party Dominance.’ In Colin Legum, ed. Africa
 Contemporary Record, Vol. 25, 1994-96. New York: Holmes and Meier, 2001: B635-648.

‘Trade Unions and Politics: What Next in Namibia?’ Southern Africa Report. 1996. 11(3): 13-16.

‘Tripartism and Workers in Namibia.’ South African Labour Bulletin. 1993. 17(4): 64-68.

‘Defining a Role: Trade Unions in Namibia.’ Southern Africa Report. 1993. 8(5): 8-11.

‘Best Compromise Achievable: The New Labour Act.’ Namibia Review. 1992. 1(6): 18-24.

Book Reviews

A History of Namibia: From the Beginning Until 1990. The International Journal of African
 Historical Studies. Forthcoming.

Women in Power in Post-communist Parliaments. International Sociology. 2010. 25(5): 715-718.

Democracy and the Rise of Women’s Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa and African Women’s
 Movements Changing Political Landscapes.African Studies Review. 2009. 52(3): 199-201.

Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: Contesting Authority. African Studies
 Review. 2007. 50(2): 261-262.

Women in the South African Parliament: From Resistance to Governance. Africa Today.
 2007. 54(1): 117-119.

Creating Germans Abroad: Cultural Policies and National Identity in Namibia. The International
 Journal of African Historical Studies. 2003. 36(1): 245-246.

Media and Resistance Politics. The Alternative Press in Namibia, 1960-1990.The Journal
 of African History. 2003. 44(1): 192-193.

New Notes on Kaoko: The Northern Kunene Region (Namibia) in Texts and Photographs. The
 International Journal of African Historical Studies. 2001. 34(3): 735-736.

Affirmative Action in Namibia. Redressing the Imbalances of the Past?African Studies Review.
 2000. 43(2): 166-167.

Great Ideas for Teaching About Africa. African Studies Quarterly. 2000. 4(2).
 web.africa.ufl.edu/asq/

Namibia’s Post-Apartheid Regional Institutions: The Founding Year. American Political Science
 Review. 2000. 94(1): 212-213.

Democratization in Late Twentieth Century Africa. The International Journal of African
 Historical Studies. 1999. 32(1): 210-211.

Political Parties and Interest Groups in South West Africa. The International Journal of African
 Historical Studies. 1999. 32(1): 234-235.

Namibia Under South African Rule: Mobility and Containment 1915-46. African Studies
 Quarterly. 1999. 3(2). web.africa.ufl.edu/asq/

Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa and Brazil. Political
 Science Quarterly. 1999. 114(2): 323-324.

Katutura: A Place Where We Stay. Life in a Post-Apartheid Township in Namibia and The
 Radical Motherhood: Namibian Women’s Independence Struggle.African Studies Review. 1998.
 41(2): 185-187.

Last Steps to Uhuru and The Namibian Peace Process. African Studies Review. 1996. 39(3): 216-218.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

'Women Chiefs in Botswana as a Symbolic Representation Effect of More Women in Politics.' 55th
 Annual African Studies Association meeting. Philadelphia, November 2012.

'"Prominence in All Affairs of Our Country": Women Executives in Sub-Saharan Africa.' 107th
 Annual American Political Science Association meeting. Seattle, September 2011. Also panel chair.

'W(h)ither the Women's Movement in Botswana?' 53rd Annual African Studies Association
 meeting. San Francisco, November 2010.

'‘Cows Will Lead the Herd into a Precipice’: Where are the Women MPs in Botswana?'
 52nd Annual African Studies Association meeting. New Orleans, November 2009.

Discussant. ‘The Impact of Gender Quotas: Descriptive, Substantive, and Symbolic Representation.’
 105th Annual American Political Science Association meeting. Toronto, September 2009.

'Beyond Substantive Representation? The Impact of Women MPs on Governance in Sub-Saharan
 Africa.' With David Wilson. 104th Annual American Political Science Association Meeting.
 Boston, August 2008.

'Who Benefits from Reserved Seats for Women in Uganda’s Parliament? The National Women’s
 Movement or the National Resistance Movement?' Women's Worlds: 10th International
 Interdisciplinary Congress on Women. Madrid, Spain, July 2008.

‘Party Quotas versus Reserved Seats: Comparing Electoral Gender Quotas for Parliament in
 East and Southern Africa.’ 103rd Annual American Political Science Association Meeting.
 Chicago, September 2007.

'50/50 by 2020: Electoral Gender Quotas for Parliament in East and Southern Africa.'
 49th Annual African Studies Association Meeting. San Francisco, November 2006.

‘Electoral Systems and Gender Quotas in Southern Africa: What Have They Achieved?
 What Can They Achieve?’ 101st Annual American Political Science Association Meeting.
 Washington, DC, September 2005.

‘Women in African Parliaments – An Overview.’ Women’s Worlds: 9th International
 Interdisciplinary Congress on Women. Seoul, South Korea, June 2005.

Discussant. ‘Engendering Democracy: Gender and the First Ten Years of Democracy in South
 Africa.’ 47th Annual African Studies Association Meeting. New Orleans, November 2004.

‘Women in Parliament in Namibia: Impact and Experiences.’ 46th Annual African Studies
 Association Meeting. Boston, November 2003. Also panel chair.

‘Getting the Balance Right: The Campaign for 50/50 in Namibia.’ 45th Annual African Studies
 Association Meeting. Washington, DC, December 2002.

‘"The Hand that Stirs the Pot Can Also Run the Country": Electing More Women to Parliament
 In Namibia.’ Women’s Worlds: 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women.
 Kampala, Uganda, July 2002.

‘Affirmative Action to Gender Politics in Southern Africa: Namibia and Botswana in
 Comparative Perspective – A Research Agenda.’ 44th Annual African Studies Association
 Meeting. Houston, November 2001. Also panel chair.

‘Civil and Political Society Mobilized: The Struggle for Democracy in Namibia.’ 95th Annual
 American Political Science Association Meeting. Atlanta, September 1999. Also panel chair.

Discussant. ‘Consolidating Democracy: Namibia in Comparative Perspective.’ 41st Annual
 African Studies Association Meeting. Chicago, October 1998.

‘Engendering Democracy? The Role of Women in Namibia’s Nascent Democracy.’
 40th Annual African Studies Association Meeting. Columbus, November 1997.

‘Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Namibia.’ 93rd Annual American Political Science
 Association Meeting. Washington, DC, August 1997.

‘Re-examining Multipartyism in Africa: With a Focus on Namibia.’ 39th Annual African Studies
 Association Meeting. San Francisco, November 1996. Also panel chair.

‘Unrealized Potential: Trade Unions and Democratization in Namibia.’ 38th Annual African Studies
 Association Meeting. Orlando, November 1995.

‘Prospects for the Consolidation of Democracy in Namibia.’ 37th Annual African Studies Association
 Meeting. Toronto, Canada, November 1994.

‘The Trade Union Movement in Namibia Three Years After Independence.’ 36th Annual African
 Studies Association Meeting. Boston, December 1993. Also panel chair.

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATION

'Democracy and Women's Representation in Africa: Some Insights from Botswana and Rwanda.'
 With Jennie E. Burnet. Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, and the Chr
 Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway. 14-15 June 2012.

'Women in African Parliaments: "Let There be a Balance".' Department of Comparative Politics,
 Univeristy of Bergen, and the Chr Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway. 14-15 June 2012.

‘“Prominence in All Affairs of Our Country”: Women’s Increasing Executive and Legislative
 Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ University of Florida. Center for African Studies.
 18 March 2011.

‘Defying the Regional Trend: Where are the Women MPs in Botswana?’ Department of Political
 and Administrative Studies. University of Botswana. 14 April 2009.

‘The Underrepresentation of Women in Botswana: African Context.’ Botswana Caucus for Women
 in Politics Workshop. Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Gaborone, Botswana. 30 March 2009.

'Gendering Parliaments in Africa: What about Botswana?' Department of Sociology.
 University of Botswana. 4 March 2009.

‘Gendering Parliaments: The Use of Electoral Gender Quotas in East and Southern Africa.’
 Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Botswana. 24 February 2009.

''"Women Make Better Politicians": Assessing the Impact of More Women in African
 Parliaments.' African Studies Program. Georgetown University. 11 October 2007.

Participant. ‘Women, Politics and Next Generation Leadership.’ Salzburg Seminar.
 Salzburg, Austria, 11-17 September 2006.

‘Taking the Fast Track to Parliament: Women in East and Southern Africa.’ Conference on
 ‘Power, Gender and Social Change in Africa and the African Diaspora.’ Cornell University.
 Institute for African Development. 21-22 April 2006.

‘Namibia: A Security and Development Success Story?’ Conference on ‘Taking  Security and
 Development Seriously: An Agenda for Policy Reform.’ International Peace Academy.
 New York City. 23-24 February 2006.

Invited Participant. ‘Preventing the Outbreak and Recurrence of Conflict: Comparative
 Experiences in Linking Security and Development.’ International Peace Academy. New
 York City. 13-14 December 2004.

‘Nationalism Confronts Trade Unionism and Viva NAFAU: Development of Trade Unions
 in Namibia, 1978-1989.’ Labour Resource and Research  Institute. Windhoek, Namibia.
 9 April 2002.

‘"All Mouth and Trousers"? The Quest for Gender Equity in Namibia.’ Conference on
 ‘Intellectual Pluralism and African Politics: A Gathering in Honor of Crawford Young.’
 University of Wisconsin-Madison. 15 April 2000.

‘Namibian Politics Since Independence: An Initial Assessment.’ African Studies Program.
 Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. 26 March 1999.

‘Namibia - A New Africa or Old?’ African Studies Program Seminar. Princeton University.
 3 December 1998.

‘Post-Independence Politics in Namibia: A New Departure or Re-enactment of Previous
 Errors?’ HIID/CFIA Seminar on Africa. Harvard University. 8 October 1998.

‘Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Namibia.’ Conference on African Renewal.
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 6-9 March 1997.

‘"When You Have Nothing to Eat, You Cannot Go Into a Party": Multipartyism in Africa
 in the 1990s.’ African Studies Center. University of Pennsylvania. 10 November 1995.

‘The Labor Movement and the Prospects for Democracy in Namibia.’ Social Sciences Division.
 University of Namibia. 5 July 1995.

‘Prospects for the Consolidation of Democracy in Namibia.’ History Department Staff Colloquium.
 University of Namibia. 3 July 1995.

Invited Participant. ‘New Perspectives on US Policy Toward Africa.’ Council on Foreign Relations.
 Washington, DC. 24-25 March 1995.

‘The Labor Movement in Namibia, 1972-1992.’ African Studies Program Seminar.
 University of Wisconsin-Madison. 3 November 1993.

‘Tripartism in Labour Relations in Namibia.’ First Regional Workshop on Labour Law and
 Industrial Relations in Southern Africa. Durban, South Africa. 13-15 July 1993.

INVITED NON-ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

'Roundtable on Academic Program Reviews,' 105th Annual American Political Science Association
  Meeting, Toronto, September 2009.

'Roundtable on the Academic Job Search,' Lilly East Conference on College and University Teaching,
  University of Delaware, April 2007.

'Roundtable on Getting Tenure,' International Studies Association Northeast Meeting, Philadelphia,
  November 2005.

BRIEFINGS

'Women's Issues in Botswana.' Executive Seminar on Botswana. Bureau of Intelligence and Research,
 US State Department, Washington, DC. 26 May 2011.

'Women and Gender Issues in Africa.' Policy Brainstorm. Africa Bureau. US State Department. Washington, DC.
 12 January 2011.

‘SWAPO of Namibia.’ Conference on Southern African Liberation Groups. Bureau of Intelligence and Research,
 US State Department, Washington, DC. 9 December 2010.

‘Namibian Independence and Democracy: Historical Overview.’ Executive Seminar on Namibia. Bureau of
 Intelligence and Research, US State Department, Washington, DC. 12 October 2007.

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies International Research Award, Botswana, 2011
American Political Science Association Africa Workshop, Tanzania, 2010
Salzburg Seminar Presidential Fellowship, Austria, September 2006
University of Delaware Center for International Studies International Travel Award, 2002, 2008
University of Delaware Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Ed Advanced Fellow, 2001
Fulbright Scholar Lecturing/Research Award, Malawi, 1997-98 (declined)
University of Delaware General University Research Grant, Namibia, 1995
Social Science Research Council International Doctoral Research Fellowship, Namibia, 1991-93
International Institute for Education Fulbright Research Grant, Namibia, 1991-92
University of Wisconsin MacArthur Fellowship, 1990-91, 1993-94
Ford Foundation Summer Internship, Nairobi, Kenya, 1989
United States Department of State Summer Internship, Tanzania, 1989 (declined)
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Swahili and African Studies, 1988-89
International Rotary Club Scholarship, Federal Republic of Germany, 1977-78

SELECTED UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PRESENTATIONS

'"Madame Minister": Women's New Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa.' Research
 in Area Studies Lecture Series: 'Future Imagined.' 2 May 2012.

‘“Getting the Balance Right”: Women’s Increasing Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan
 Africa.’ Academy of Lifelong Learning. Wilmington. 7 April 2011.

'US National Security Interests in Africa?' Institute on US National Security. 28 January 2011
 and 28 January 2010.

‘The 50/50 Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa: Increasing Women’s Representation in Politics
 and Decision Making.’ Research on Area Studies Lecture Series: ‘Equality.’ 10 September 2009.

'A Diffusion Effect? The Use of Electoral Gender Quotas in East and Southern Africa.'
 Research in Area Studies Lecture Series: 'Border Crossings.' 18 September 2008.

‘Women Members of Parliament in Africa: Getting the Balance Right.’ Research on Women
 Lecture Series. Women’s Studies Program. 12 November 2003.

‘Africa’s Future.’ Academy of Lifelong Learning. Wilmington. 8 May 2001.

‘The Impact of US Foreign Policy on Women.’ Fulbright American Studies Institute:
 Foundations of US Foreign Policy. 27 June 2000.

‘AIDS in Africa.’ Center for Black Culture. 12 May 2000.

‘Africa and the Clash of Civilizations.’ Academy of Lifelong Learning. Wilmington.
 7 April 2000.

‘Namibia – Birth of a Nation.’ Academy of Lifelong Learning. Wilmington. 6 March 2000.

‘Gendering Politics in Southern Africa.’ Delaware Seminars in Women’s Studies.
 10 November 1999.

‘Women in Development and US Foreign Policy.’ USIA Institute on US Foreign Policy.
 28 June 1999.

‘EnGendering Democracy in Namibia.’ Research on Race, Ethnicity and Culture Lecture
 Series. Women’s Studies Program. 7 April 1999.

‘Women in Democratization: The Namibian Case.’ Research on Women Lecture Series.
 Women’s Studies Program. 29 November 1995.

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate
   African Politics
   African Women in Politics
   Politics of Developing Nations
   Politics and Literature
   Southern African Politics
   Third World Women in Politics

Graduate
   Comparative Government

SERVICE

University of Delaware
 Chairs Advisory Group, 2009-10
 Center for Teaching Effectiveness Advisory Board, 2006-07
 Chairs Caucus Steering Committee, 2007-09
 Delaware African Students Association Faculty Adviser, 1998-01
 Faculty Senate Committee on International Studies, 1998-00
 Graduate Recruitment and Success Committee, 2004-06
 Laird Fellowship Selection Committee, 2004S-07S
 Lerner College Dean Search Committee, 2010-11
 Life Mentor, Freshman Year Experience, 2005F, 2006F
 Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, 1999-01
 Mock Interviewer, Marshall and Truman Scholars, 2004-05, 2010F
 Panelist, Office of Women’s Affairs P and T Workshop, 2000
 Ryden Dissertation Prize Committee, 1998S, 2004S
 Women in Politics Faculty Adviser, 2010-11
 Women's Caucus Executive Board, 2011- 2013

College of Arts and Sciences
 Acting Director, African Studies Program, 2001F
 Anthropology Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-09
 African Studies Program Committee, 1994-present
 Study of Diversity Faculty Search Committee, 2011-12
 Chair, Sociology/Criminal Justice Chair Search Committee, 2010-11
 Dean’s Scholar Proposal Committee, 1998S
 Distinguished Judge, GEIS Conference on Women, 2005S-07S
 Political Science Chair Search Committee, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03
 Rosenberry Award Selection Committee, 2003S

Department of Political Science and International Relations
 Convener, COGGS seminar series, 2004S
 Director, Internships, 1999-01
 Director, Undergraduate Studies, 1999-01
 Executive Committee, 1995-97, 2000-01, 2002-03
 Faculty Search Committee, 1997-98, 2002-03
 Graduate Admissions Committee, 2000-03
 Graduate Policy Committee, 2002-03
 Undergraduate Committee, 1995-03
 United Way Representative, 1995-96
 Participation in dozens of recruitment and new student advisement events

The Profession
 Academic Program Reviews: UNC Greensboro
 Editorial Board Member: Lynne Rienner Publishers Challenge and Change in African Politics Series
 External Examinations: University of Helsinki, Howard University, University of the Witwatersrand
 Promotion and Tenure Reviews: Florida International University, Franklin and Marshall College, Haverford
  College, UCLA, UNC Charlotte, University of Vermont, Wheaton College, University of Missouri - St Louis,
  Syracuse University

 Article Reviews: Africa Today, African Affairs, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations,
  African Studies Review, African Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Political Science, Asian Women,
  Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Governance, International Feminist Journal of Politics,
  Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Modern African Studies, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy,
  Journal of Women's History, Labor History, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Online Journal of Political Science and
  International Relations, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Research Quarterly, Politics and Gender,
  Social Science Quarterly, Transafrica Forum,Women's Studies International Forum, World Development

 Book and Proposal Reviews: Cambridge University Press, Heinemann Press, Indiana University Press,
  Lynne Rienner Publishers, National Science Foundation, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan

 African Politics Conference Group, Chair, 2006-08
 African Politics Conference Group, Steering Committee, 2004-06
 African Politics Conference Group, Nominations Committee, 2010
 African Studies Association Board of Directors, 2007-10
 1999 African Studies Association meeting Local Arrangements Committee
 1999 African Studies Association meeting Political Science Section Co-chair
 2006 African Studies Association meeting Gender Section Chair
 African Studies Association Nominating Committee, 2002F, 2012S
 African Studies Association Election Committee, 2003-05F
 US Student Fulbright National Screening Committee, Southern Africa, 2006-08F

Other
 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society First Connection Volunteer, 2002-06
 Brown Alumni Schools Committee Interviewer, 2004-
 Mid-Atlantic Ballet Board of Directors, 2007-11

LANGUAGES

Afrikaans, German, Kiswahili

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

African Studies Association
African Politics Conference Group
American Political Science Association