Michael Wahman joined the Political Science department at Michigan State University in 2018. He was previously on faculty at University of Missouri and held postdoctoral research positions at the London School of Economic (LSE), University of Texas, and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg. He earned his PhD from Lund University (Sweden). Dr. Wahman’s research broadly focuses on democratization and he has a specific interest in elections and parties in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently involved in a research project on the sub-national dynamics of African elections. His research has been supported by grants from funders such as the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the Swedish Research Council.