Christopher Day

Associate Professor and Director of African Studies

Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 210
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5724

Christopher Day joined the Department of Political Science in August 2012. His teaching and research interests are in comparative politics, with a particular emphasis on issues of peace and security 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 Thought, 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, Civil Wars, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and the Post & Courier. He is also the author of The Fates of African Rebels: Victory, Defeat, and the Politics of Civil War

Day is currently pursuing three interrelated research projects: 1) the militarization of park rangers in Africa 2) civil-military relations in Africa, and 3) the history of proxy warfare 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.