Office: Chambers 2135
Political Science Department
PO Box 7134
Davidson, NC 28035
Maren Milligan joined the Political Science department in Fall 2012 from Oberlin College where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received her PhD in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland in 2010. Her manuscript, "Power-sharing or Power-hoarding? Conflict and Democratic Breakdown in Nigeria and Lebanon," argues that rather than mitigating conflict, power-sharing actually causes conflict and prevents democratization. Her work on institutions, identity and conflict appears in Comparative Politics (forthcoming) Middle East Report, ISIM, and the Sada Journal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
She has won a variety of awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright Islamic Civilizations grant. Milligan has also worked for several nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. and overseas, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the National Democratic Institute, and the Middle East Research Information Project. She is currently on joint appointment with Queens University in a position designed to strengthen Middle East Studies offerings at both institutions.