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Chris Day

Associate Professor

Address: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 105
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays, 8-11 am
Phone: 843.953.6617

Chris Day joined the Department of Political Science in August 2012. His teaching and research interests are in Comparative Politics, with a particular emphasis on African politics, political violence, and civil wars. His research interests extend to international security, counterinsurgency, proxy warfare, and the institutional role of different armed state actors in Africa. A former disaster relief worker with Médécins Sans Frontières, he is also interested in humanitarian affairs. He offers courses on the Politics of Africa, the Model African Union, Global Political Theory, and World Politics.

Day earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in June 2012. He also holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  Day earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston. He has published articles in Comparative Politics and Civil Wars, and has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and the Post & Courier. His current book project examines the various fates of different rebel groups in Africa.


Ph.D. Northwestern University
M.A. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)
B.A., B.S. College of Charleston
Field of Specialization: African politics, political violence, civil wars, humanitarian affairs.