Rachel Ellett is associate professor of Political Science at Beloit College, where she is Chair of the African Studies minor.
The author of Pathways to Judicial Power in Transitional States (Routledge, 2013) she studies comparative judicial politics, rule of law development, gender and judging, lawyers and the state in sub-Saharan Africa. She has published in Comparative Politics, Journal of Law and Courts, Journal of Political Science Education, among others. She holds a PhD from Northeastern University.
Ellett has consulted for Freedom House on rule of law development in southern Africa, Human Dynamics and the International Commission of Jurists. Ellett teaches courses in international and comparative politics, African studies and women and politics.