Director, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Political Science
Center for African Studies
College of Letters and Sciences
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...
Dr. Meng received his PhD from the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) and the Research Center for International Development in China Agriculture University (CAU). During his time as a Visiting Scholar, he studied China and International Development, as well as Public Administration. Dr. Meng's research themes included: China’s Cultural Flows Through Sino-Africa Cooperation, China’s Investment and Aid to Africa; The Micro-Interactions Among China’s Private Enterprises overseas, the Politics of China and Neoliberalism.