I specialize in African politics, with a focus on external agents and democratization in post-war states.
Fredline M'Cormack-Hale has been with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations since 2008. Dr. M'Cormack-Hale teaches courses in the Africa specialization as well as introductory courses in International Relations. Her teaching and research interests include political development, gender, democratization and the international aid community.
A self-identified comparativist, with a regional focus on Africa, specifically, Sierra Leone, Dr. M'Cormack-Hale's current research agenda explores the role international organizations play in promoting democratization following state collapse during the process of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
- Ph.D., University of Florida, 2008
- M.A., University of Leeds, 2002
- B.A., University of North Florida, 1996
- Fulbright Scholar Research and Teaching Award 2013-2014, Fourah Bay University, Sierra Leone, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, March 2013.
- Office of the Provost University Research Council Summer Research Award, Seton Hall University, April 2012
- Salgo Noren Teacher of the Year Award, 2010-2011, School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University, 2011
- University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010.
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Florida Anderson Scholars, 2008.
- Delores A. Auzenne Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida, Summer 2008.
- McLaughlin Dissertation Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, Spring 2008.
- Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace, 2006-2007.
- Partners or Adversaries? NGOs and the State in Postwar Sierra Leone
pp. 137-154, Maryland: Lexington Books,
- Lactating women's perception of the Free Health Care Initiative in Rural Sierra Leone
World Medical & Health Policy, 4 (1), Article 5,
- Sierra Leone’s 2007 elections: Monumental and more of the Same
African Studies Quarterly, 12 (4): 39-57,
- The role of NGOs in the democratization process in post-war Sierra Leone
pp. 97-116. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan,
- NGOs and Women's Capabilities in Post-War Settings: The Cae of Sierra Leone
JENda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 15,