Amanda Robinson, Ph.D.

Ohio State University, Columbus

Country: United States (Ohio)

Research Interests

African Politics

Experimental Research

Gender and Politics

Immigration & Citizenship

Political Psychology

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Specific Areas of Interest

Ethnic Politics

Nationalism, National Identity

Immigrant Integration

Countries of Interest



My Research:

Amanda Robinson (PhD, Stanford University, 2013) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and interim director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative at OSU. Her research focuses on the interaction between culture and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Malawi. Her past research has addressed the political causes and consequences of ethnic and national group identification in sub-Saharan Africa, and on how group identification impacts interethnic trust and cooperation in diverse settings. She is currently pursuing several lines of research, including the political implications of cultural revival in Malawi, the effect of urbanization on social and political transformations in Kenya, African immigrant assimilation and political participation in the United States, and gendered constraints on political engagement across Africa.