Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of government at Smith College, an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post, and on the board of #WomenAlsoKnowStuff, an initiative to promote the scholarship of women political scientists. Her research focuses on African politics, particularly interventions to improve the human condition, public opinion, and political behavior. She is the author of Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa (Cambridge University Press 2018). She collected much of the data for her book in Malawi, where she was a Fulbright Fellow from 2008-2009. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA, where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow in Swahili. She lives in Northampton, MA, with her husband and two children.
Going Public: The Promise and Pitfalls of Public Engagement in Political Science