Welcome! I am a political scientist and currently a Senior Research Fellow with the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki. I work on the comparative politics of developing countries, with particular attention to ethnic politics and group-based inequality, state fragility, governance, democracy and democratization, and sub-Saharan African politics.
Here you will find more about me and my work, including my CV and an overview of my current projects. Most of my recent publications are open access. I also include examples of policy uptake of my research and a brief note on teaching and advising. For my UNU-WIDER webpage, click here.
Rachel M. Gisselquist
Email: rachel at wider.unu.edu