Kaleb Demerew

Kaleb Demerew


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Kaleb ‘Kal’ Demerew is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at USF, specializing in Political Economy of Development and Conflict & Security in Northeast Africa. He has published his work in reputable peer-reviewed journals and secured over $25,000 of research funding through fellowships and grants. He has been named a 2022-23 Adam Smith Fellow by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His dissertation draws on the new institutionalism to comparatively assess the impacts of institutional constraints and incentives on elite choices and political development in three African states. At USF, he teaches courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Conflict in the World.


Demerew, K. “Realist Perspectives on Nile Politics: Conflict and Cooperation Between Ethiopia and Egypt.” African Security (2022). 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.


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