Dr. Ashley E. Leinweber


Political Science and Philosophy

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Political Science and Philosophy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Political Science, 2011, University of Florida
  • MA, Political Science, 2008, University of Florida
  • BA, Political Science and French, 2001, Millsaps College


  • African Politics
  • Nonstate Actors
  • International Organizations
  • International Relations

Professional experience

Professional affiliations

  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger
  • Faculty advisor for MSU Model United Nations
  • MSU African and African American Studies (AAAS) Committee
  • Mid America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) Board
  • African Politics Conference Group (APCG)
  • Islam in Africa Studies Group (IASG)
  • Central African Studies Association (CASA)

Research and professional interests

  • Nonstate Actors’ impact on international politics and domestic governance
  • The Muslim minority community of the Democratic Republic of Congo