Elliott Green is Professor in Development Studies in the Department of International Development at the LSE. He is currently 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 for several years taught a course entitled ‘Poverty and Development’ at the annual LSE-University of Cape Town Summer School.
His research has published in a variety of academic journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Modern African Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development and World Development, among others. He currently sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Development Studies, Nations and Nationalism and Regional and Federal Studies, and is a series editor for the book series ‘Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa’ published by the International Africa Institute. 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.