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I received my PhD in political science from MIT in 2018. Currently I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France and a research affiliate at MIT GOV/LAB. I study political behavior in sub-Saharan Africa and examine questions of citizen engagement, compliance, and government accountability. My current book project investigates how social norms influence political participation in rural East Africa and urban West Africa. I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at MIT and graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Government and African Studies in 2010. Before starting graduate school, I worked as the program manager at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on a development project in Nigeria.