Elliott Green is Associate Professor of Development Studies in the Department of International Development at the LSE. He is currently Co-Director of the department’s PhD program and convener of the MSc Course ‘Key Issues in Development Studies’ (DV442).
Elliott has three main research areas: 1) ethnic politics and national identity in Africa, 2) patronage, clientelism and African development, and 3) the political demography of modern Africa. He has conducted fieldwork in Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana, and has for several years taught a course entitled ‘Poverty and Development’ at the annual LSE-University of Cape Town July School.
His research has published in a variety of academic journals, including Comparative Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, International Studies Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development and World Development, among others. He currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Development Studies and Nations and Nationalism, and recently stepped down as the Book Reviews editor at the Journal of Modern African Studies. Outside academia he has briefed the British High Commissioner to Uganda twice (in 2008 and 2010) and regularly writes blog entries for a variety of websites.