Angela Pashayan

Professorial Lecturer, Department of Environment, Development, and Health

Dr. Pashayan’s expertise and lived experiences in Political Science and International Development provides a unique perspective on pedagogy of AID, Climate Change, and Community-led Development in developing countries. Her research on extreme poverty reduction in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya includes ethnography, quantitative and quantitative research published in her newly released book, “Development in Africa’s Informal Settlements; Below the Proletariat (2023). Her experience teaching across different socio-economic levels and cultures add value to the courses she teaches at American University and Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC.

Current Projects

  • Settling the Informal Settlements – co authored research with Kenyan Scholars


Johns Hopkins SAIS

Brookings Institute