Irène Tombo

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics


Research Interests:

Africa, Political Economy of Development, public goods, Education, political settlements, Institutions, and civil society.


Irène is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Politics. She is currently interested in the political economy of public goods provision (mainly education) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University – SAIS with an MA (2017) in International Economics with concentrations in African Studies and International Political Economy. Prior to attending SAIS, she attended the University of the Incarnate Word where she received a BA (2015) in International Relations with a minor in Political Economy.