Seulgie Lim

Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 176

Gender and Sexuality Studies


Seulgie Lim is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Bates College, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on women’s political movement and participation in West Africa, more specifically in Senegal, as well as African feminisms and the interactions between politics and religion (Islam). Her work on Islam and Politics in West Africa has been published as part of the Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Seulgie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University with a certificate in African Studies in May 2020, and her M.A. (2012) and B.A. (2008) in International Relations from Seoul National University, South Korea.

At Bates, she teaches courses on politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, human rights, international politics, women’s movements in Africa, and comparative politics more broadly.

When she is not in her office at PGILL, she enjoys her regular runs and food adventures.

Office Hours for Fall 2022

Mon 2:00 – 3:30 pm / Tues 4:00 – 5:00 pm / Thurs 11:00 am – 12:30 pm



Current Courses

Winter Semester 2023

GSS 155 / PLTC 155
Gender, Power, and Politics

GSS 363 / PLTC 363
Women and the Women’s Movement in Africa