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. and B.A. 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.

Classes for Academic Year 2021-2022:

Fall 2021:

PLTC171 International Politics

PLTC290 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

PLTC210 International Human Rights in Africa

Winter 2022:

GS/PT 155 Gender, Power, and Politics

GS/PT 363 Women’s movements in Africa



Current Courses

Fall Semester 2022

PLTC 171
International Politics

PLTC 171
International Politics

PLTC 290
Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa