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Erin Damman

Clinical Associate Professor


327 Administration Building



Erin Kimball Damman, is a Clinical Associate Professor for the International Studies Program. Her interests include Africa security and development, international military assistance and peacekeeping, and qualitative and mixed-method research design.

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University, 2012
  • M.A., Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, 2003
  • B.A., Macalester College, 2000

Erin Kimball Damman is a clinical associate professor in the International Studies Department. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in political science in 2012.

Her research areas cross the boundary between comparative politics and international relations, and include African political development, and qualitative and mixed-method research techniques. Damman has conducted field research in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the Netherlands. Her teaching interests include globalization, human rights, economic and political development and African politics.

She lives in Moscow with her family.

  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • African Security and Development
  • Peacekeeping and International Military Assistance
  • Qualitative Research Methods

  • Brubacher, M., E. Damman, C. Day. “The AU Task Force: An African Response to Transnational Armed Groups. Journal of Modern African Studies. May 2017, Vol 55, No 275-299.

  • Damman, Erin. “Rwanda’s Strategic Humanitarianism: Lessons from a Janus-faced State.” African Security. March 2015, Vol 8, Iss. 1, pp. 20-55.

  • Koivu, Kendra and Damman, Erin. “Qualitative Variations: the sources of divergent qualitative methodological approaches.” Quality and Quantity. Print: October 2015, Vol 49, Iss 6., pp. 2617-2632. Online: November 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11135-014-0131-7
  • Mahoney, J., E. Kimball. and K. Koivu. “The Causal Logic of Historical Explanation.” Comparative Political Studies. January 2009.

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