Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science, University of Richmond.
Holds an A.B. in Anthropology and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Specializes in international development with a focus on property rights and customary law. Has conducted field research in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Rwanda, and Uganda. Former Fulbright scholar, American University of Kosovo and University of Addis Ababa. Former visiting scholar, Makerere University in Uganda with the Makerere Institute for Social Research, and Queen Elizabeth House International Development Centre at Oxford University. She has also taught previously at Wheaton College (IL) and Meserete Kristos College in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Mennonite.