Department of Political Studies


Political Studies

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Matthew Mitchell is the recipient of the prestigious APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation in African Politics 2013 Award, which was announced during the American Political Science Association meetings in Washington, DC. The Award Committee described the dissertation, entitled "Rethinking the Migration-Conflict Nexus: Insights from the Cocoa Regions of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana", as has having "represented outstanding scholarship in African politics". Matthew joins a select group of past winners drawn from prominent universities such as Harvard. Dr. J. Andrew Grant supervised the dissertation, and Dr. Charles Pentland and Dr. John McGarry served as internal examiners for the oral defence.

Matthew has recently accepted a tenure-track position at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, where he is an Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies.