James D. Long

James D. Long is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action at UC-Berkeley. Previously, he was a dissertation fellow at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the US Institute of Peace, and a Fulbright Scholar. His research in sub-Saharan African and Afghanistan focuses on elections in developing countries, including the determinants of voting behavior, the dynamics of electoral fraud, the impact of ICT on corruption monitoring, and the effects of civil war and insurgency on state-building. His most recent work examines ways that ICT and digital media can address problems of information and human welfare in Myanmar. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC San Diego in 2012.