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
""Do not Disturb the Peace!" Identities, Livelihoods and the Politics of Post-War Discontent in Sierra Leone." Co-authored with Fodei Batty, Journal of Asian and African Studies, February 10, 2019
"Statelessness, Nationality, and Citizenship in Sierra Leone." Co-authored with Aaron Hale. Journal of Global South Studies, University Press of Florida, 35(2), 311-345, Fall 2018
"Secret Societies and Women's Access to Justice in Sierra Leone: Bridging the Formal and Informal Divide." Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 7(1), June 2018
Partners or Adversaries? NGOs and the State in Postwar Sierra Leone
pp. 137-154, Maryland: Lexington Books, October 2012
"Lactating women's perception of the Free Health Care Initiative in Rural Sierra Leone."
World Medical & Health Policy, 4 (1), Article 5, April 2012
"Sierra Leone's 2007 elections: Monumental and more of the Same."
African Studies Quarterly, 12 (4): 39-57, October 2011
The role of NGOs in the democratization process in post-war Sierra Leone
pp. 97-116. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan, August 2010
"NGOs and Women's Capabilities in Post-War Settings: The Cae of Sierra Leone."
JENda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 15, July 2009
- 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.