Kaleb Demerew

PhD Candidate | University of South Florida

 International Relations & Comparative Politics


I am a PhD Candidate at University of South Florida, specializing in political economy of development and conflict and security, with a regional focus on Northeast Africa. I research intersections between rents, institutions, and political order, and interactions between African states and the international system. I have published my research in Third World Quarterly, African Security, and Africa Today, securing $30,000 in grants and fellowships. In 2022-2023, I was an Adam Smith Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. As instructor at University of South Florida and Concordia University, I have taught Conflict in the World, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Leadership Theory.