Eve Sandberg.
  • Professor of Politics


  • BA, Boston University, 1972
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • PhD, Yale University, 1990


Eve Sandberg, professor of politics, received a BA from Boston University, and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate from Yale University. Her research centers on comparative democratization, political party systems, non-governmental organizations, the challenges facing African owners of medium-sized businesses, and gender studies. She has written about South Africa, Morocco, and Zambia. Her teaching focuses on international relations, Third World political-economies, African studies, and U.S. foreign policy. She also teaches a civil-society community outreach practicum that allows students to study not-for-profits and entrepreneurial small companies, as well as to provide research for local government officials and area not-for-profit organizations. She received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Oberlin College in 1999, the Outstanding Teacher Community-Based Learning Practitioner Award in 2005, and the Community-Based Learning Engaged Program of the Year Award in 2012.


  • Eve Sandberg's Book Available in Paperback

    September 17, 2019

    Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg's and Kenza Aqertit's coauthored book Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) has been released in paperback.

  • Eve Sandberg Presents Paper

    August 2, 2019

    Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg presented the paper “Populism and Its Challenges in Zambia” at the 2019 annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference in Toronto.

  • Eve Sandberg and Bara Watts Participate in Workshop

    August 1, 2019

    Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg and Director of Entrepreneurship Bara Watts were invited participants in a two-day pedagogical workshop on Social (Justice) Impact Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts: Curricular & Co-curricular Innovations & Connections. The workshop was sponsored by the American Association of Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) and hosted at Mount Holyoke College. Other participants included faculty and administrators from: Swarthmore, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Macalester, Grinnell, Smith, Holyoke, and the University of Massachusetts.

  • Darko Opoku, Eve Sandberg Edit and Author

    November 29, 2017

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies Darko Opoku and Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg edited the book, Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018). Both Opoku and Sandberg each contributed two individually authored chapters.

    This book asks—why have black African businesses been so difficult to establish and sustain? The authors argue that African states’ domestic political networks, not their markets, are the primary variables that determine the success of African  businesses. Additionally, in order for their enterprises to survive, African business actors have had to devise creative coping strategies. The book explores the challenges and coping strategies of aspiring African entrepreneurs. 

  • Eve Sandberg Attends Faculty Development Workshops

    April 22, 2016

    Politics Chair and Professor Eve Sandberg attended faculty development workshops at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) April 14-15, 2016, in New York. Panels of policy makers and scholars discussed various American foreign policy challenges and Sandberg was tasked with playing President Obama in a simulation of the situation room regarding the current crisis in Southern Sudan.

  • Eve Sandberg Contributes Chapter

    February 21, 2016

    Professor and Chair of Politics Eve Sandberg, along with Seth Binder ’07, contributed the chapter “The Moroccan Spring and King Mohammed VI’s Economic Policy Agenda: Evaluating the First Dozen Years” in The Birth of the Arab Citizen and the Changing Middle East. Stuart Schaar served as author and editor and Mohsine El Ahmadi served as editor of the book.

  • Eve Sandberg Speaks for World Press Day

    May 7, 2015

    Eve Sandberg, chair of the politics department, was a speaker for World Press Freedom Day, an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy Information Resource Center. Sandberg's talk, titled "Zambian Voices in a Globalizing World," was delivered May 4 in Lusaka, Zambia.

  • Eve Sandberg Gives Talks in London

    April 28, 2015

    Eve Sandberg, chair of the politics department, has given two talks regarding her book Moroccan Women, Activists and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis while in London. The book was co-authored with Kenza Aqertit and published in September 2014.

    The first talk took place April 20 at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and was titled “Altering a National Institution: the Moroccan Case of Changing Gendered Norms, Procedures, and Practices." The second talk took place April 22 at City University London and was titled "Overcoming Constraints: Successful Women's Organizing in the Moroccan Case."

  • Eve Sandberg Gives Talks, Participates on Panel

    April 16, 2015

    Eve Sandberg, chair of the politics department, has given two talks and participated as a panelist in 2015 while on sabbatical.

    The talks were regarding Moroccan Women, Activists and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis, which was published in September 2014. Sandberg co-authored the book with Kenza Aqertit.

    The first talk took place Sunday, January 11. It was  presented to the women trainers and their guests of the Center for Women & Democracy in Seattle, Washington, at the home of one of the center's leaders. The second talk took place Wednesday, April 8, and was hosted by the World Bank Governance GP and the World Bank Gender CCSA, two divisions at the World Bank in Washington D.C. Those in attendance included professionals from the two divisions of the World Bank and professionals concerned with politics and economics in Morocco, Arica, some of whom are Moroccan nationals. Sandberg's presentation was moderated by a World Bank economist, and the two discussants responding to her book were from each of the hosting sections of the Bank.

    Sandberg also participated as a panelist at the World Bank on Thursday, April 9, offering a gender perspective on issues of women and development and the use of  IT for women's collective action in late industrializing countries.

  • Eve Sandberg Publishes Book

    November 7, 2014

    Associate Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg and Kenza Aqertit recently published a book titled Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics an Institutional Analysis (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014). Sandberg and Aqertit analyze how, over the course of twenty-five years, dedicated, smart, and politically effective Moroccan women, working simultaneously in multiple settings and aware of each other’s work, altered Morocco’s entrenched gender institution of regularized practices and distinctive rights and obligations for men and women.