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I am the Research Director of the Democratic Erosion Consortium.  I'm also a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and earned my PhD from Harvard’s Government Department.  I study comparative politics and the political economy of development, with a focus on local-level political accountability in the Global South. My newest work studies gender and accountability. I use surveys, experimental, qualitative and quantitative data, and text analysis. My dissertation and book project, which won Harvard's Edward M. Chase Prize, examines how voters hold their elected officials accountable in contexts where institutions are weak. A single-authored article based on my dissertation has been published at the Journal of Politics

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