Seulgie Lim

Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 176


Seulgie (Claire) 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, women’s movements in Africa, and comparative politics more broadly.

Classes for Academic Year 2020-2021:

Fall 2020:

PLTC 309 International Human Rights in Africa

PLTC 290 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Winter 2020:

PLTC 263 Women and the Women’s Movement in Africa

GS/PT 155 Gender, Power, and Politics



Current Courses

Winter Semester 2021

GSPT 155
Gender, Power, and Politics

PLTC 263
Women and the Women’s Movement in Africa