Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

Herbert Nicholas Junior Research Fellow in Politics
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
History and Politics
BA Marquette University, MA American University, PhD Georgetown University

Andrew joined New College as a junior research fellow in 2021. He received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Prior to his postgraduate studies, he was a Jesuit Volunteer Corps teacher at Majengo Secondary School, now St. Benedict High School, in Moshi, Tanzania. He is a proud alumnus of Phillips Elementary, Phillips Middle, and Phillips High Schools in Phillips, Wisconsin (USA). 


Andrew is a tutor for the undergraduate preliminary paper Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Politics, the core papers in Comparative Government and Political Sociology, and the option paper in the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa. He also teaches classes for the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa paper for the university’s Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). He was previously a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate Comparative Politics and International Relations at Georgetown and a teacher for Form I and II English at Majengo Secondary. 

Research Interests

Andrew researches the roles of language(s) policies, the state regulations governing the use of languages in contexts such as parliamentary debates and schools, in nation-building efforts and nationalism in ethnolinguistically diverse states. His current research examines language policies’ historical development and relationship with nation-building in Kenya and Tanzania. His research methods include archival research, interviews, ethnography, and survey experiments. His other research interests include the politics of colonial and postcolonial Bible translation and how analogies frame state responses to foreign policy crises.  In addition to New College, funders of Andrew’s research include the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship), National Science Foundation, and American Political Science Association. 

More information can be found on Andrew's website and his Google Scholar profile

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