Ericka A. Albaugh

     Ericka A. Albaugh is Associate Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College. She received a master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a PhD at Duke University in political science. She teaches and researches on the politics of language, ethnic conflict and development in Africa. She has conducted field research in Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and has published articles on language, education, and elections on the continent. Her first book was State-Building and Multilingual Education in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and her recent book is an edited volume with historian Kathryn M. de Luna, Tracing Language Movement in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is presently researching the spread of lingua francas in West Africa.