Ryan C. Briggs

RYAN C. BRIGGS

Ryan C. Briggs

Assistant Professor

Office

528 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

Email

ryancbriggs@vt.edu

Department Membership

Political Science

Expertise

  • International Development
  • African Politics

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Advisor to Undercurrent
  • School of International Service, former Undergraduate Mentor
  • Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, former Affiliate Scholar
  • International Studies Association
  • African Studies Association

Education

  • Ph.D. American University
  • B.Soc.Sci. University of Ottawa

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Winner of the Hessel Yntema Prize for the best article in the American Journal of Comparative Law by authors under 40

    Selected Publications

    Articles 

    Briggs (2018). Poor targeting: A gridded spatial analysis of the degree to which aid reaches the poor in Africa. World Development, 103, 133–148.

    Briggs (2017). Does Foreign Aid Target the Poorest? International Organization. 71(1), pp 187–206.

    Berinzon & Briggs (2016). Legal Families Without the Laws: The fading of colonial law in French West Africa. American Journal of Comparative Law, 64(2), pp 329–370.

    Briggs & Weathers (2016). The Other White Man’s Burden? Gender & Location in African Politics Scholarship. African Affairs, 115(460), pp 466–489.

    Additional Information

    More information can be found at http://ryancbriggs.net.