POLITICAL SCIENCE PHD CANDIDATE
ABOUT PAUL FRIESEN
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. My research and teaching interests include democratization, elections, and political behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa. My dissertation research focuses on partisanship in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
As a development professional and political analyst at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, I supported the Southern and East Africa team in winning and managing democracy strengthening grants in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Prior to that, I completed internships with The Fund for Peace, World Vision International, and Joint Aid Management in Washington, D.C. I also served as a research assistant for the Afrobarometer.
PhD Candidate in Political Science - University of Notre Dame (Exp. 2022)
MA Political Science - University of Notre Dame (2017)
Masters of Public Policy - Michigan State University (2014)
BA International Studies - Taylor University (2011)