FIONA SHEN BAYH
Assistant Professor of Government
William & Mary
I am an Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary where I also serve as a faculty affiliate of the Global Research Institute and the Data Science program. I am also a research affiliate of the Centre on Law and Social Transformations at the University of Bergen. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. I earned my PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and my BA in Economics from Vassar College.
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, the Institute of International Studies, the Global Research Institute, and has been published in World Politics.