Rachel Ellett is an assistant professor of Political Science and Mouat Junior Professor of International Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin, USA. Rachel's research interests lie at the intersection of law and politics in eastern and southern Africa. Her dissertation, "Emerging Judicial Power in Transitional Democracies: Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi," is based on fieldwork funded by the National Science Foundation.
In addition to her work on courts and law she is currently exploring the ways in which teachers can effectively draw on students' study abroad experiences in the political science classroom.
Rachel Ellett joined the department in 2008 and teaches courses in international and comparative politics, and African Studies. Courses offered include politics of international development, contemporary African politics, comparative law and courts, building democracy and women and politics in Africa. Contact Information