Tuesday, June 3, 2014
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student
Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
"Ethnic Parties, Political Coalitions, and Electoral Violence: An Analysis of Kenya's Presidential Elections from 1992 to 2013".
Aditi Malik, PhD candidate, Political Science, Northwestern University
Aditi Malik is a PhD candidate in Political Science. Her substantive research interests include the microdynamics of conflict, electoral violence, ethnic conflict, and transitional justice. Her dissertation is a cross-regional study that identifies the causes behind temporal variations in episodes of electoral violence in Kenya and India. This research involved the creation of an original dataset on ethnic clashes in Kenya as well as six months of fieldwork in Kenya and India. The focus of her talk will be on presenting her findings from Kenya, which highlight how elites' decisions about the ethnic composition of electoral coalitions set the stage for whether or not violence will accompany any particular election.
*lunch will be provided