Dr George Ofosu

Dr George Ofosu

Assistant Professor

Department of Government

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CBG 3.29
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Key Expertise
Comparative politics, Elections, Political Accountability, African Politics

About me

Dr. George K. Ofosu joined the Department of Government in 2019. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017. His research focuses on political accountability, election integrity, legislator behavior, and the quality of democracy, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He also works on issues of research design and transparency. His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science and Electoral Studies. Dr. Ofosu is a Democracy and Development Fellow at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University in St. Louis (2017-2019), a predoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (2015-2016), and a research fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2009-2010).

Research interests

  • Election integrity and democratic responsiveness
  • Political representation: citizen-legislator accountability relationship
  • Democracy and challenges to democratic quality
  • African politics
  • Political corruption
  • Experimental research

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV245: Democracy and Democratization
  • GV467: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • GV4F9: Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected publications