Dr. Warigia Bowman is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service where she teaches Field Research Methods and the Politics of African Development in the Master of Public Service degree program. Previously, she served as assistant professor of public policy at the University of Mississippi and visiting assistant professor at American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Bowman earned her doctorate degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She holds two degrees from the University of Texas, including a master’s from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. She holds an undergraduate degree in history from Columbia College, Columbia University in New York.
Bowman brings significant international experience to the Clinton School. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the role of the state in diffusing information technology in four different nations in East Africa, Kenya, Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda. In March 2013, she served as an accredited elections observer for the Kenyan General Election. She has consulted for several African NGOs including the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, the African Technology Policy Studies Network, the New Economic Partnership for African Development and the United Nations. Bowman also has an array of public sector experience at the federal, state and local levels. Before becoming an academic, she served as an honors trial attorney in the environmental division of the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton Administration and as a briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court.