I am Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. My research interests focus on international relations theory, foreign policy, China-Africa relations, and African studies. 

I received a Ph.D. and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Florida. At Wake Forest, I teach courses on the Politics of International Development, China-Africa, and African studies. I have recently joined the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China network as an executive board member.

My research was featured and/or quoted in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The Economist, BBCThe New York Times, Voice of America, Sputnik International, Mail & Guardian, The DiplomatThe New Republic, SupChinaThe Strait Times, etc. as well as in Africa is a Country where I am a Contributing Editor.

Wake Forest politics professor Lina Benabdallah in her office in Kirby Hall on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.