M. Anne Pitcher

Faculty Associate, CPS
Professor, LSA DAAS
Professor, LSA Political Science
M. Anne Pitcher


Anne Pitcher studies the comparative politics of developing countries, especially those in Africa. Her research has explored the political economy of colonialism in Lusophone Africa; the creation of credible commitments to economic reform and the politics of private sector development across Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • RIDIR: The Sub-National Data Archive System for Social and Behavioral Data. (Kenneth W. Kollman, Nahomi Ichino, Brian K. Min, Mai Hassan, Kevin Michael Quinn, M. Anne Pitcher, Robert J. Franzese Jr., Allen D. Hicken, Yuri Zhukov, Walter R. Mebane Jr., Yuki Shiraito, Christopher Jennings Fariss) 2019-2021. NSF.
  • Local Patterns of Election Related Violence and Peace. (M. Anne Pitcher) 2018-2020. Carnegie Corporation of New York.