Martha Wilfahrt

Job title: 
Assistant Professor
Political Science

Martha Wilfahrt is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies African politics with a focus on redistributive politics, state-society relation and historical legacies. On-going projects include research on the long-run impact of precolonial statehood on contemporary governance in West Africa and work examining how colonialism impacted community development strategies.

Research interests: 
  • Governance / Democracy

  • Development

  • Africa