Michael Bratton

Michael Bratton

Position: Senior adviser

Michael Bratton, who retired as University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University in 2018, has worked with Afrobarometer since 1999 as a co-founder, former executive director, and then senior adviser. He previously served on the program staffs of the Rockefeller and Ford foundations and as a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Uppsala University, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is the co-author of the widely cited Democratic Experiments in Africa (Cambridge, 1995) and the author of five other books, including Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa (Rienner, 2013) and Power Politics in Zimbabwe (Rienner, 2014).