FIONA SHEN BAYH
Government & Data Science
William & Mary
I am an Assistant Professor of Government and Data Science at William & Mary and an affiliated researcher at the University of Bergen. I earned my PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and my BA in Economics from Vassar College. From 2018-2019, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan.
My research broadly examines the institutional dimensions of autocracy, including the legal and judicial instruments of autocratic rule, as well as the challenges of promoting access to equitable justice in the Global South. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, my work draws on a mixed-methods approach that combines qualitative and quantitative analyses.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been published in World Politics.