Dr Brett Carter
Published: 7 Oct 2016
Dr. Brett Carter is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He employs a range of research methods to understand how modern African autocrats retain power in the face of nominally democratic institutions. His current book manuscript focuses on the Republic Congo, ruled by President Denis Sassou Nguesso for all but five years since 1979. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Social Science Research Council, and Smith Richardson Foundation, among others. Dr. Carter also writes the Congo chapter in the Africa Yearbook, published each year by Brill. He has spent several years in Congo since 2009. Dr. Carter received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2014, where he was also a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Dr. Carter received an A.M. from Harvard University, an A.M. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute. He was a Fulbright scholar in Senegal, taught at the University of Malawi, worked for a humanitarian NGO in northern Ethiopia, and has consulted for the United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, and United Nations Development Program.