Elliott D. Green


Associate Professor of Development Studies

Department of International Development

London School of Economics

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE



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I am a political scientist in the Department of International Development at the LSE. I hold degrees from Princeton University (BA) and the LSE, where I studied nationalism and ethnicity for my MSc and completed a dissertation on the politics of ethnicity in Uganda for my PhD. My background thus straddles the fields of ethnic politics, African studies, and international development. While based in the discipline of political science, I have also developed a broad research agenda on long-term development, public goods provision and ethnic and national identity formation that has led me to cross disciplinary boundaries into economics and sociology.

My book Assimilation and Industrialization: Explaining Ethnic Change in th Modern World, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in December 2022. My research has also appeared in such journals as the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development and World Development. I am a current or former member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Modern African Studies, Nations and Nationalism and Regional and Federal Studies, and I am currently an editor for the 'Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa' series on the International Africa Institute Publications Committee.

 Born in Berlin, Germany, I grew up in Evanston, IL but have lived in London since 1999.