Department of Political Science


Dr. Levar Smith

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Dr. Levar Smith
Assistant Professor



Levar Smith is currently an instructor in the department of political science and PhD candidate in Political Science at Miami University. His research interests focus on political development, international political economy, and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa. A 2002 Graduate of Morehouse College, he also has a MS degree from the Sam Nunn School at Georgia Tech, and an MA in Political Science from Miami University. He is responsible for teaching our African Politics, Comparative Politics, and Third World Politics.


PhD in Political Science, Miami University 2017;
MA in Political Science, Miami University 2009;
MS in International Affairs, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology 2007;
BA in International Studies, Morehouse College 2002

Current Projects:

Professor Smith is currently working on extending and publishing his dissertation research. That project is a comparative analysis of the use of political pacts in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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