Tracy Kuperus has been a member of the International Development Studies program at Calvin College since 2002. Prior to her position at Calvin, she taught political science at both Westmont and Gordon College. Her research has appeared in The Journal of Modern African Studies, The Journal of Church and State, and Christian Scholar's Review. Currently she is working on a project that examines citizen mobilization among grassroots Christian organizations on the African continent. She resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Matt, and her two children.