Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD - Politics & International Affairs | University of South Florida | 2023 (Expected)
Specializations: Politics of Development / International Security
Dissertation: “Violence, Rents, and Elites: Institutional Determinants of Political Order in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and South Sudan”
Committee: Steven C. Roach (major advisor); Jongseok Woo; Earl Conteh-Morgan; John Ishiyama

MA - Diplomacy & International Commerce | Norwich University | 2019

BA - Political Science, International Politics | Washington University in St. Louis | 2013

Honors and Awards

Publications

Journal Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Demerew, K. “Realist Perspectives on Nile Politics: Conflict and Cooperation Between Ethiopia and Egypt.” African Security 15, no. 3 (2022): 213-236. DOI: 10.1080/19392206.2022.2081763.

Demerew, K, “Elites, Rents, and Transitions: A New Institutionalist View of Ethiopia’s Political Development,” Africa Today 68, no. 3 (2022): 65-86. DOI: 10.2979/africatoday.68.3.04

Demerew, K. “From Red Sea to the Nile: Water, Power, and Politics in Northeast Africa.” Third World Quarterly 42, no. 12 (2021): 2883-2901. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1977622.

Working Papers

Partaw, M and Demerew, K. “Institutional Logic of Fragile States: From South Sudan to Afghanistan.” Under Review, Journal of the Middle East and Africa.

Demerew, K. “Contractualist Institutions and Governmentality: Constructing Positive Sovereignty in Post-Colonial States.” Under Review, International Theory.

Demerew, K. “Can Institutions Explain Mass Violence? Amhara 'Settler' Discourse and Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federalism." To be submitted to Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict.

Demerew, K. “College Diversity Politics and American Higher Education: A New Institutionalist Perspective.” To be submitted to Society.


Works In Progress

Roach, S., Hudson, D., and Demerew, K. Nile Basin Politics: Cooperative Peace, Hegemony, and the New Riparian Reality. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (Co-editing a book under contract)

Demerew, K. “Development Politics and the Nile: Pathways to Cooperation and Conflict.” In Roach, S., Hudson, D., and Demerew, K. Nile Basin Politics: Cooperative Peace, Hegemony, and the New Riparian Reality. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (Book chapter -- in progress)

Demerew, K. Violence, Rents, and Institutions: Political Development in Africa. (Book manuscript – early stages)

Teaching Experience

University of South Florida
Instructor (2021 - present)

Teaching Assistant (2019 - 2021)

Concordia University Texas
Adjunct Faculty (2019 - present)

Research Experience


University of South Florida School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

Research Assistant, Steven C. Roach, Ph.D., June-Aug. 2020; Jan-Mar. 2022


Washington University, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, & Public Policy

Research Assistant, Hong Min Park, Ph.D., May to Sept. 2013

Presentations

Service to Profession

Professional Affiliations