Kim is the Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College, and her focus is on African Politics. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at UCLA and was a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University from 2010-2013. From 2008-2009, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Malawi conducting research on the political economy of HIV/AIDS interventions. She has also collected data in Ghana and Tanzania. She studies a variety of topics including African politics, health (particularly HIV/AIDS), identity, and research methods. Methodologically, she is interested in the systematic analysis of qualitative data, field experiments, social network analysis, and anything that can be learned from longitudinal household-level data. Her current research includes studies of ethnicity-of-interviewer effects in Africa and same-sex politics in Africa.


Email: kdionne@smith.edu


Website: sophia.smith.edu
Institution / Affiliation : Smith College

Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Field Experiments, Survey Methodology
Policy: Corruption, Development, Ethnic Politics