I love soccer so much that I applied to volunteer as an accreditation officer for the 2010 FIFA world cup. I got to meet many football legends such as Zinedine Zidane and watched the likes of Lionel Messi play from the sideline.
Politics Department Undergraduate Committee
Research and Collaborations Committee
Departmental Representative to Senate
Management Committee: Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa ·
Humanities Faculty Transformation Committee
Alecia Ndlovu is currently completing her PhD in International Relations at Wits University. Ndlovu has a BA in Applied Economics and International Relations, as well as an MA (with distinction) in International Relations, for which she won the Wits School of Social Sciences Research Award. Ndlovu’s PhD thesis combines cross-national statistical research and fieldwork in four African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia). Her fieldwork was supported by a Carnegie fellowship from the Global Change Institute at Wits as well as the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program in New York. Ndlovu’s research and teaching interests are in political economy, politics and governance in Africa, comparative politics, and quantitative research methods. Her teaching experience covers both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and includes UCT, Wits, and short courses in Ghana and Mozambique.
International Steering Committee Member: African Social Research Initiative (ASRI), University of Michigan, African Studies Center
Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Political economy of development
Governance of Africa’s natural resources
Political institutions and party systems in Africa
Quantitative research methods
Politics and governance in Africa
Current Research Activities:
PhD research Title: Sustaining the unsustainable? Political institutions and development in sub-Saharan Africa’s resource economies. My PhD research combines cross-national statistical analysis with field research in four African countries -- Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia. I am investigating the effects of political institutions and party systems on the inclusiveness and sustainability of development in resource-rich African countries.
POL2039F: Politics of International Economic Relations
POL4035S/POL5032S: International Political Economy
POL5035F: Data analysis in Political Science: Quantitative