Position: Deputy director
Carolyn Logan is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She joined Afrobarometer in 2001 and the Political Science faculty in 2004, after receiving her Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in 2002.
Logan’s research interests include democratisation and political development in Africa, especially in East Africa, the Horn, and Somaliland. She is particularly interested in the role of ‘traditional’ leaders and institutions in democratization, and in ‘citizen versus subject’ attitudes among African publics. Logan lived and worked in Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, Somaliland and Somalia for nearly a decade before joining MSU and Afrobarometer.