Democratic Erosion

a cross-university collaboration

Megan Turnbull

Instructor, Skidmore College


Megan Turnbull is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Skidmore College.  She is teaching an undergraduate-level class on democratic erosion in Spring 2018.  Megan’s work focuses on political conflict and violence, democratization, and the political economy of development, with an empirical focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Her book project examines government strategies toward armed groups, analyzing why elected officials seek to collaborate with, tolerate, or repress such actors.  In related work, she studies the behavior of militias vis-a-vis civilians, electoral violence, and the relationship between state-building and political participation.  Megan holds a Ph.D. in political science from Brown University.