Faculty Directory

Name: Eleanor E. Zeff

Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Politics and International Relations
E-mail address: eleanor.zeff@drake.edu
Phone: (515) 271-4632
FAX: (515) 271-1870
Office: Meredith 209

International Teaching and Research Interests:

Development, European Union, nationalism, transitions to democracy. Conducted research in several African countries, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and several Eastern European countries. Recently published book on the European Union. Current research deals with EU enlargement, EU budgeting and policy implementation.

Courses with international emphasis:

Comparative Politics.
Politics of Developing Areas.
Politics and Parliaments.
European Politics.
European Integration.
Transitions to Democracy.
Nationalism and Politics in Eastern Europe.
Blood and Belonging.

Geographic areas of special interest:

West Africa, South Africa, Australis, Canada, Europe.

Languages spoken:

French (fairly fluent in speaking and writing), Spanish (intermediate), Italian (basic).

Professional and civic organizations:

Board member of Iowa Council for International Understanding. Worked with Iowa Sister City Commission to sign agreement between St. Etienne, France and Des Moines. Hosted 11 year-long Youth for Understanding students and one from Russia sponsored by Future Farmers of America. Member of International Studies Association. Past member of Partners of the Americas.

Additional information:

Served on committee that designed proposal for CGC and serves on CGC Campus Advisory Board. Chairs Fulbright Scholarship Committee. Served on committee that proposed DULAP program.

Interested in contacts with:

International visitors: Yes
Media: Yes
Community groups: Yes

University News
September 12, 2014
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