IAfS Affiliate recognized as Early Career Scholar

Professor Eric Kramon

The Institute for African Studies is pleased to announce that the Office of the Vice President for Research and Faculty Awards has recognized IAfS faculty affiliate Professor Eric Kramon as an Early Career Scholar during GW’s Annual Faculty Awards. These awards recognize a diverse group of talented GW faculty who have shown extraordinary dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service to the university.

Professor Kramon is a professor of Political Science and International Affairs at GWU Columbian College of Arts and Science (CCAS) and teaches at the Elliott School of International Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in political science from UCLA in 2013 and was a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.  Professor Kramon’s research focuses on clientelism, ethnic politics, and electoral accountability in new democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Kramon, Eric (2017). Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa, New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ejdemyr, Simon, Kramon, Eric, and Robinson, Amanda (2017). “Segregation, Ethnic Favoritism, and the Strategic Targeting of Local Public Goods,” Comparative Political Studies, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0010414017730079
  • Kramon, Eric (2017). “Ethnic Group Institutions and Electoral Clientelism,” Party Politics, Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1354068817728212.
  • Kramon, Eric (2016), “Electoral Handouts as Information: Explaining Unmonitored Vote Buying,” World Politics.
  • Kramon, Eric (2013). “Vote Buying and Electoral Turnout in Kenya,” in Bratton, Michael ed. Voting and Democratic Representation in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

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