Author Archives: Dr. Carl

About Dr. Carl

I am Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. I have published three books on Nigeria, including most recently, "Contemporary Nigerian Politics: Competition in a Time of Transition and Terror" (Cambridge 2019). Prior to receiving my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California—San Diego, I worked as legislative director for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, and then as the National Democratic Institute’s first Country Director in Nigeria. My research focuses on comparative political institutions, democratization, and political development. I am currently working on the relationship between truth and participation in America.