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Jeremy Speight

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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-8188
Email: jspeight[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)


(HBA) Toronto, (MA) Guelph, (PhD Candidate) Concordia

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • African Politics 
  • Civil War 
  • Post-Conflict Transitions 
  • Rebel Groups 
  • Political Violence

Examples of Recent Courses Taught
POSC1000 Introduction to Politics and Government
POSC2010 Introduction to Research and Writing in Political Science
POSC4370 Democracy and Democratization

Jeremy Speight teaches comparative politics, international relations and research methods. His research focuses on questions surrounding the maintenance of political order where state power is weak on nonexistent. His current research project examines the system of government established by the Forces Nouvelles (FN) in Northern Côte d’Ivoire during the country’s decade-long political crisis (2002-2011).

Select Publications
“Warlord Undone? Strongman Politics and Post-Conflict Statebuilding in Northeastern Côte d’Ivoire (2002-2013),” Canadian Journal of African Studies (forthcoming).

“Local Politics and Rebel Organization: Evidence from Bouna (Northern Côte d’Ivoire, 2002-2010),” Civil Wars 15:2 (2013), pp. 219-241.

“Youth Politics and Civil War in West Africa: Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire in Comparative Perspective,” Canadian Journal of African Studies 46:2 (2012), pp.309-314 (review essay).