Leonardo Arriola

Faculty, Staff - CAS
Director, Center for African Studies
Department: Political Science
Associate Professor
Leonardo Arriola studies ethnic politics, party systems, and political economy in Africa. His current research focuses on the formation of multiethnic electoral coalitions among opposition parties in Africa. He has conducted field research in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal. He has previously been a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University, a visiting researcher at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, and a predoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He earned a BA from Claremont McKenna College, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and a PhD in political science from Stanford.
 
Specialization
Political Economy, Democratization, Ethnic Politics, Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Education
B.A.,Claremont McKenna College, M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
Language Expertise: Amharic