Michael Bratton

Michael Bratton

Position: Senior adviser

Michael Bratton is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University.  He is the author of six books, most recently Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa (Rienner, 2013) and Power Politics in Zimbabwe (Rienner 2014).  His articles have appeared in World Politics, The American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, World Development, The Journal of Democracy, and The British Journal of Political Science

Michael has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and USAID as well as numerous other international donor agencies and NGOs.  He has been a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace. 

Bratton has also worked with the Afrobarometer since 1999 as a co-founder, former executive director, and now senior adviser.