Joan Ricart-Huguet

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland. I received my PhD in Politics from Princeton University and an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University as a recipient of la Caixa Graduate Fellowship. After my PhD, I was a Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer at the Program on Ethics, Politics, & Economics at Yale University.

I study comparative politics and historical political economy. My interests include political elite formation, education, colonial legacies, and culture, with a focus on Africa. My work has appeared in Studies in Comparative International Development and Public Choice.

While in graduate school, I consulted for Princeton's Innovations for Successful Societies in Mexico. I was also a co-principal investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and worked at the World Bank in Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.


Contact 4501 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210-2699

Recent and upcoming talks (2019)

February 5. Yale Comparative Politics Workshop

March 2-3. Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC).

April 4-7. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

May 10. Yale Political and Economic Development Conference (YPED)

May 30-31. Politics & History Network Conference at Yale.

August 29-31. American Political Science Association (APSA)

September 23. Historical Political Economy Working Group (HPE), NYC.

November 21-23. African Studies Association (ASA)