Danielle Carter
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Departments: Political Science
Office: Calvert Hall B17
Email: dscarter@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-2222


Assistant Professor Danielle Carter is a comparative politics specialist with regional expertise in Africa.  Her research interests include state-society relations, political legitimacy, and the politics of non-state provision of public goods. Professor Carter is currently working on a co-edited volume on the non-state provision of public goods in Africa.  She has presented her research at the Midwest and Southern Political Science Association conferences. She has also given research talks at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Her research experience includes positions as a Research Assistant and Donor Liaison Coordinator for Afrobarometer, the largest cross-national public opinion survey in Africa. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including Fulbright-Hayes and APSA Africa Fellowships.


Ph.D., Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

  • Dissertation: Non-State Security, Political Participation and State Legitimacy in South Africa

B.A., Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)

Courses Taught:

  • POSC100 (Introduction to Politics)
  • POSC 252 (Comparative Politics)
  • POSC 385.01 Topics in Political Science: African Politics