Elizabeth Iams Wellman

Elizabeth Iams Wellman is a political scientist whose research rests at the intersection of international migration and electoral politics, with a focus on the inclusion (and exclusion) of migrants in home and host country elections. Her work addresses issues of transnational political mobilization, voter suppression, partisanship, and contentious elections, and has been published or is forthcoming at the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, and Afrique Contemporaine.

Beth is currently working on a number of research projects, including a book manuscript on the politics of diaspora voting in Sub-Saharan Africa, a case study on the MDC-SA, and a co-project investigator of the global Extraterritorial Voting Rights and Restrictions (EVRR) dataset. She is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, including projects on electoral revolutions, racial disparities in health care in the United States, and truth commissions around the world.

She received a Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University, and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University.

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