About the Author
Carol Ann Drogus is professor of government at Hamilton College. She is a specialist on Brazil, religion, and women's political participation. She has been teaching introduction to comparative politics for 15 years, as well as courses on Latin American politics, gender and politics, and women in Latin America. She has written two books and numerous articles on the political participation of women in religious movements in Brazil.
Stephen Orvis is professor of government at Hamilton College. He is a specialist on sub-Saharan Africa, (Kenya in particular), identity politics, democratic transitions, and the political economy of development. He has been teaching introduction to comparative politics for 20 years, as well as courses on African politics, nationalism and the politics of identity, political economy of development, and weak states. He has written a book and articles on agricultural development in Kenya, several articles on civil society in Africa and Kenya, and is currently doing research on political institutions in Africa.