Beth Rabinowitz
Associate Professor
Phone: (856) 225-2971
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  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., State University of NY, Purchase


Dr. Rabinowitz teaches African Politics, Comparative Politics, International Development and Political Theory. In all her courses, her primary concern is to empower her students by providing them with tools to critically assess the social world around them. Her hope is that no matter what profession her students may ultimately enter, they will do so with a solid intellectual foundation.

Research and Publications

Dr. Rabinowitz’s research interests include state development, ethnic conflict, nationalism and populism, political leadership, and coup politics. Her book, Coups, Rivals and the Modern State: Why Rural Coalitions Matter in sub-Saharan Africa, Cambridge University Press, 2018 is an examination of why some neopatrimonial leaders promote development and increase state capacity, while others do not.