Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders

Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin
ISPS 
Faculty Fellow

Kate Baldwin

Title 
Assistant Professor of Political Science
ISPS

Kate Baldwin is the Peter Strauss Family assistant professor of political science. She studies the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states. In these contexts, she is interested in how community-level institutions – such as traditional leaders and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development, democracy and conflict.

Discipline 
Political Science
Area of study 
International Affairs