Anne Pitcher

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Dept of Political Science
Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies


Oxford University, D.Phil. (Politics)
Oxford University, M.Phil. (Politics)
Duke University, A.B. (Political Science and History)


Anne Pitcher’s Personal Website
Anne Pitcher’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4478, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–936–2722

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Anne Pitcher studies the comparative politics of developing countries, especially those in Africa. Her research focuses on urban politics, party systems, and the provision of goods such as housing, water, electricity and health care under authoritarian and democratic conditions. She has conducted extensive fieldwork and survey research in Angola, Mozambique, Kenya and South Africa. 

Selected publications. Please also see Anne Pitcher’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Croese, Sylvia, and M Anne Pitcher. "Ordering Power? The Politics of State-Led Housing Delivery under Authoritarianism – the Case of Luanda, Angola." Urban Studies, 2017, p. 004209801773252., doi:10.1177/0042098017732522.


Teodoro, Manuel P., and M. Anne Pitcher. "Contingent Technocracy: Bureaucratic Independence in Developing Countries." Journal of Public Policy, vol. 37, no. 04, 2016, pp. 401–429., doi:10.1017/s0143814x16000258.


Pitcher, M. Anne. "Varieties of Residential Capitalism in Africa: Urban Housing Provision in Luanda and Nairobi." African Affairs, vol. 116, no. 464, 2017, pp. 365–390., doi:10.1093/afraf/adx009.


Pitcher, M. Anne. "Party System Competition and Private Sector Development in Africa." The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 53, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1–17., doi:10.1080/00220388.2016.1171848.
Winner, Dudley Seers Prize for Best Article, Journal of Development Studies, 2017.

Pitcher, M. Anne. Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Honorable Mention, African Politics Conference Group Best Book Award, American Political Science Association and African Studies Association

Co-PI, "Local Patterns of Election Related Violence and Peace," with Grant Masterson, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa and Rod Alence, University of the Witwatersrand, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).

Fellowship, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Awarded for January-June 2019.

Winner, Dudley Seers Prize for Best Article, Journal of Development Studies, 2017.

Anne Pitcher is Past President of the African Studies Association, 2017-2018.