Name: Dr. Danielle Langfield
Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office Location: Fontaine 220
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2890
Degrees Held:

B.A.U., Xavier University (Ohio)
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Ohio State University


Democratization and Regime Change
Political Parties and Electoral Systems
Political and Economic Development
Developing countries, especially southern Africa and India


"Reality Imagined: The Choice to Use a Real-World Case in a Simulation."  Journal of Political Science Education.  Published online 13 April 2016.  DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2016.1147963

“Opposition Growth in Dominant Party Systems: Coalitions in South Africa.”  Government and Opposition. 49(2), pp. 290-312, 2014. Published online 19 September 2013. DOI:10.1017/gov.2013.31.

Conferences & Workshops:

Recent conference papers:

“Managing Factionalism and Overcoming Marginalization: South Africa under ANC Dominance” (invited paper).  Conference on Dominant Party Systems, sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Malaya.  Ann Arbor, May 2014.

“Why Hold Referenda in Authoritarian Regimes?” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2014.

“Measuring Subnational Competitiveness in Dominant Party Systems.”  Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2013.


Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (POSC 111)
  • Politics of Developing Areas
  • Democratization
  • African Politics
  • Comparative Parties & Elections
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Global Health Politics
  • BRICS: Ethnicity & Development
  • Introduction to Global Issues
  • First Year Seminar

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