Department Chair:
Marc Blecher

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8487
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall, Room 216
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Maren Milligan

Maren Milligan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Rice 206
(440) 775-8539

Personal Office Hours:
Wednesday 3:00-5:00 or by appointment

Maren Milligan

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College
  • Doctorate, University of Maryland

Maren Milligan received her PhD in government and politics at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation, "Power-sharing or Power-hoarding? Conflict and Democratic Breakdown in Nigeria and Lebanon," argues that rather than mitigating conflict, power-sharing actually causes conflict.

She has won a variety of awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright Islamic Civilizations grant. Milligan has also worked for several nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. and overseas, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the National Democratic Institute, and the Middle East Research Information Project. Her language training includes Arabic, Hausa, and Persian