Catherine Boone is Professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a political scientist interested in patterns conducted research on industrial, commercial, and land tenure policies in West Africa, where her work has been funded by the SSRC, Fulbright, the World Bank, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and the ACLS, and the Long Chair in Democratic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am interested in supervising PhD students working on land politics in African countries, including titling and registration, land demarcation and allocation, and land tenure regime preferences and effects. I would particularly like to work with a PhD student who is interested in settlement schemes in African countries, including Kenya. Some of the interactions between these dynamics and subnational unit creation, historical borders and internal boundaries, patterns of spatial inequality, electoral systems and electoral politics, and regional redistribution regimes are especially interesting and ripe for research. These issues also intersect with problems of agriculture, migration and citizenship, rural modes of production and labor regimes, and I would also be interested in working with students who have interests in these areas in Africa, Asia, S. Asia, or the Americas.
In 2019-2022, I am especially interested in supervising students who combine interests in African political economy with disciplinary background in Geography, History, Demography,and/or Environmental Studies, and who are experienced in the use of GIS and econometrics. The LSE also has an array of methodology offerings that successful applications can take advantage of to enhance their skills in these areas once they are at the LSE.
My LSE PhD students in 2018-2019 are: Mcdonald Lewanika (GV, with Omar McDoom), 2015+ Nicolai Schulz (ID), 2015+ Carolin Dieterle (ID), 2016+ Issac Harkuna (ID), 2017-18 (MRes) Yuezhou Yang (ID), 2017+ Musa Kpaka (ID, with Elliott Green), 2017-2018 (MRes)
Other MRes students I have supervised at the LSE include Michael Mbate (2017)
Catherine Boone Professor of Comparative Politics London School of Economics and Political Science Depts. of Government and International Development Connaught House, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE UK email@example.com