Patrick Pierson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. His research focuses on the relationship between violence and political behavior in young democracies, with a particular emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Patrick is currently working on a number of projects concerning state repression and political violence in post-apartheid South Africa. He received his M.A. in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver where he spent two years as a Fellow at the Sié-Chéou Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy. He also holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia.
Posts by Patrick Pierson
- Nobody Wins With Violence Around Elections, October 26, 2020.
- Is Violent Democracy the New Norm? The View from Ghana, January 13, 2020.
- Countering Corruption: What To Do When Citizens Vote For Political Malfeasance, July 31, 2019.
- Understanding Trends in Electoral Violence: Lessons from South Africa