Danielle N. Pritchett is a PhD Candidate in the department. Her areas of focus are Women & Politics and Comparative Politics in Latin America.
She is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese and also speaks French. Her interest in Latin America began in 1996 and was followed by formal training in Spanish & Political Science at Spelman College from 2001-2005. In 2010, she began learning Portugese through intensive immersive at the Middlebury Langauge Schools. In 2012, she continued her study of Portuguese at the Fast Forward Porttuguese Language Institute during a research trip to Brazil.
In 2008, Ms. Pritchett completed a Graduate Certificate in Political Action Committees (PACs) & Political Management at The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.
In 2005, she received a J. William Fulbright grant to research Female Political Participation in the Dominican Republic. During her research she interviewed female politicians, key governmental & non governmental organizations and observed a female candidate's congressional electoral campaign in order to better understand the complexity of Dominican female political representation.
Also in 2005, she received her B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Spelman College. While at Spelman, she participated in the Model United Nations Club. She also participated in several professional development programs including WEL (Women in Excellence in Leadership Series) and SWEPT (Spelman Women Empowered Through Professional Training).
In 2003, she became a fellow of the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) where she attended summer institutes to improve her knowledge of international affairs & languages as well as completed a year long work-study at the international education non-profit OneWorld Now!
Danielle N. Pritchett is a PhD candidate whose research centers around women and politics in Latin America specifically on issues of political elite representation Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Ms. Pritchett is currently developing a dissertation prospectus in this area focused on using a feminist institutionalist lens to understand gender, power and political parties in terms of candidate recruitment and support utilizing the case of the Dominican Republic.