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Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His research interests include the political economy of development; legislative development; and electoral politics in emerging democracies. Ken’s current book project examines the evolution of legislatures in emerging democracies, with a focus on explaining the observed variation in the institutionalization and strength of African legislatures.

Areas of Expertise: Africa, African Politics, International Development, Institutions, Legislatures, Elections, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana


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    Assistant Professor, Georgetown University