Alice Kang Portrait
Professor Political Science

Dr. Alice J. Kang is joint appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (African and African American Studies Program). She is a scholar of comparative politics and women, gender, and politics with a world regional focus on Africa. Dr. Kang teaches courses on African politics, democracy and citizenship, and women and politics. She received her B.A. from Brown University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Upcoming Courses

Spring 2024: Conflict and Development in Africa (POLS 375), Core Seminar in Comparative Politics (POLS 879)


  • Reimagining the Judiciary: Women’s Representation on High Courts Worldwide. Co-authored with Maria Escobar-Lemmon, Valerie Hoekstra, and Miki Kittilson. Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

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