Elizabeth Brannon

Elizabeth  Brannon
  • PhD Student
  • Department of Political Science


Elizabeth Brannon joined the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in the fall of 2017.  Her fields of study are comparative politics and international relations, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  Elizabeth’s primary research interests are within African politics, conflict, and gender and she intends to study the role of former female rebels in the post-conflict society.

Elizabeth graduated with honors from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in 2017 with a B.A. in international relations and minors from humanitarian affairs and the Honors College.  During her undergraduate career, she had the opportunity to study in Ghana, Japan, and Malta, in addition to attending the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates in Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science at the University of North Texas.  Also while at JMU, Elizabeth worked at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery as an Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction.