Desha M Girod
Department of Government
Professor Girod specializes in the political economy of fragile states. Specifically, she focuses on postconflict reconstruction, government finances in developing countries, and colonial institutions. Her book on postconflict reconstruction is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her research also appears or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and the Journal of North African Studies. She is a faculty affiliate of Georgetown's African Studies Program and a member of the Executive Committee of Georgetown's Center for Latin American Studies. Professor Girod received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford. She also held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
- Ph.D. (2008) Stanford University, Political Science
- M.Phil. (2002) Trinity College, Dublin, International Peace Studies
- B.A. (2000) Penn State University, Political Science