Leonardo Arriola


Leonardo R. Arriola is a national fellow for the academic year 2014-15 at the Hoover Institution.  He is an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research focuses on electoral violence and state repression in developing countries. He is author of Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (Cambridge University Press), which received the best book award in 2013 from the African Politics Conference Group, an organized section of the American Political Science Association and the African Studies Association. His research has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, and World Politics. He has conducted fieldwork in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, and Senegal. He holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA in history and international relations from Claremont McKenna College.

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