Elizabeth Iams Wellman bio

Elizabeth Iams Wellman

Elizabeth Iams Wellman is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Williams College. She will be teaching a seminar in Democratic Erosion during Fall 2020. Her research is at the intersection of international migration and electoral politics, with a focus on the inclusion (and exclusion) of migrants in home and host country elections. Her work addresses issues of transnational political mobilization, voter suppression, partisanship, and contentious elections. 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. She received her PhD with distinction from Yale University, and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University.