Dr. Susanna Wing is an associate professor of political science at Haverford College. Her research focuses on democracy, the rule of law and women's rights in West Africa. She has conducted field work in Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria.
Wing is author of the award-winning book, "Constructing Democracy in Transitioning Societies of Africa." Her work has appeared in "Polity," "Journal of Modern African Studies," "Democratization," "Foreign Affairs" and "African Affairs" as well as in various edited volumes.
She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, USAID and Freedom House and frequently serves as an expert on women's rights for asylum cases.
Wing received her B.A. in International Relations and French from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in African Area Studies and a Ph.D. from UCLA in Political Science.