Robtel Neajai Pailey

Liberian Scholar

Region(s): Africa
Country of focus: Liberia, Sierra Leone
Based in London

Robtel Neajai Pailey (@RobtelNeajai) is a Liberian academic, activist and author with more than 15 years of professional experiences in Africa, Europe and North America. She is currently Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Her book, Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia, was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2021. She is also author of anti-corruption children’s books Gbagba and Jaadeh! Among Robtel’s core areas of expertise are the political economy of development, migration, conflict, post-war recovery, and governance.