Kaleb Demerew, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Texas A&M

Political Economy, Development, Conflict, Northeast Africa


Dr. Kal Demerew serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University, specializing in the political economy of development, conflict, and state-building, particularly in Northeast Africa. His research examines the impacts of elite contentions and institutional norms on political development, the influence of domestic politics on regional conflicts, and the intersection of technology and policy in development governance. He has published his work in esteemed academic journals, including Nations and Nationalism, Third World Quarterly, and Society. 

Dr. Demerew's teaching includes classes in Comparative Politics, International Relations, Middle Eastern Politics, Politics of Developing Countries, and American National Government. He has received several academic honors, including the Mercatus Center's Adam Smith Fellowship, and has served as a featured speaker at international symposiums on peace and security in Africa.