Beth Wellman

Elizabeth Iams Wellman

Elizabeth Iams Wellman is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at The University of Memphis. She received her PhD with distinction from Yale University, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University. Her research explores how international migration is reshaping electoral politics and national citizenship, particularly within the Global South, addressing issues of transnational political mobilization, voter suppression, partisanship, and contentious elections. Her work has been published in numerous outlets, including the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, African Affairs, Comparative Migration Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. Beth is currently working on a book manuscript on the politics of diaspora voting in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a co-project investigator of the global Extraterritorial Voting Rights and Restrictions (EVRR) dataset. She is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, including projects on Ukraine’s Orange Revolution and Truth Commissions around the world.