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CONSTANCE PRUITT

I am an incoming Postdoctoral Fellow at James Madison University. My primary research interests are Comparative Politics in Africa and International Relations. My research focuses on understanding issues facing actors in the Global South, and diplomatic efforts in the region. The questions that often guide my research include: why does power continue to grow disproportionately amongst international actors? How do developing countries handle conflict and governance compared to developed states? What does democracy look like in other countries? Therefore, my research primarily centers around politics in sub-Saharan Africa, democratization, international organizations, peace, and conflict, and the diplomatic role that the Black diaspora has within each of those areas of foreign affairs. 

I am originally from Abington, PA.  I received a bachelor's degree from Howard University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University through Regent's University London, and a  Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University in 2022. Outside of academia, I am a wife and pup-mom that enjoys painting, international travel, and Jane Austen novels.