Elizabeth Iams Wellman

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Stanley Kaplan Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and Leadership Studies Program

Schapiro Hall Rm 204


A.B. Duke University (2002)
M.A. University of Chicago (2010)
Ph.D. Yale University (2019)

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Migration and Citizenship; Comparative Politics of the Global South; African Politics; Transnational Political Mobilization; Democratization and Democratic Erosion; International Organizations; Multi-method Research

Scholarship/Creative Work

Emigrant Inclusion in Home Country Elections: Theory and Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa” First View (October 2020), American Political Science Review. 
Does fraud trump partisanship? The impact of contentious elections on voter confidence” (2018), Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 28:3, 330-348 (with Susan D. Hyde and Thad Hall).
South Africa’s Tough Lessons on Migrant Policy” Foreign Policy, October 13, 2015 (with Loren Landau).

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2020 – 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand
2020 African Politics Conference Group Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award
2019 – 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Mahmouda S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University
2019 James G. March Dissertation Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Political Science, Yale University
2009 Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Informational Program, Long Form