Amanda Robinson (PhD, Stanford University, 2013) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University. She is teaching a course on democratic erosion in spring 2018. Her research focuses on the interaction of culture and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Malawi. Her past research has addressed the political causes and consequences of ethnic and national group identification in sub-Saharan Africa, and on how group identification affects interethnic trust and cooperation in diverse settings. She is currently pursuing several lines of research, including the political implications of cultural revival in Malawi, the effect of urbanization on social and political transformations in Kenya, African immigrant assimilation and political participation in the United States, and gendered constraints on political engagement across Africa.