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Constance Pruitt earned a Ph. D. in Political Science from Howard University with specializations in Comparative Politics, International Relations and American Government. Her research focuses on understanding issues facing actors in the Global South, and diplomatic efforts in the region, and centers around politics in sub-Saharan Africa, democratization, international organizations, peace, and conflict, and the diplomatic role that the Black diaspora has within each of those areas of foreign affairs. 

Her latest publication, a book chapter co-authored with Dr. Richmond Danso, entitled "The Struggle for Governance-Democracy in Contemporary Africa" is in Latif Tarik's "Black Freedom Struggles". Constance's research on Black women Ambassadors, with Dr. J.J. Dawuni, is published in SAIS Review of International Affairs. 

For more information, please visit: www.constancepruitt.com 


Curriculum Vitae

Constance Pruitt, Ph.D.
Instructor & Postdoctoral Fellow, James Madison University (Political Science)
Board of Elections Supervisor, Town of Cheverly Board of Elections
CSIS 2021 Power 50 National Security & Foreign Affairs Leadership
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Term Member

Department of Political Science
James Madison University
91 E Grace St., MSC 7705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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