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Grants, Fellowships and Awards

2016 - 2021

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2016

Kellogg Institute for International Studies: PhD Fellowship

Member of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies scholarly community that brings interdisciplinary inquiry to bear on research themes relevant to democracy and human development

John Sullivan Award for the best paper by a graduate student on an EPOVB-sponsored panel at the previous APSA Annual Meeting.

Paper: The Logic of Group Voting: A Global Examination of Social Identities in Political Institutions.

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts: Graduate Student Research Award

                                                         

Project: Inaugural Party Dominance, Partisanship and Ideology in African Politics.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies: Research Award    

                                                       

Project: Inaugural Party Dominance in Post-Colonial Africa

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts: Graduate Student Research Award

                                                         

Project: Inaugural Party Dominance in Post-Colonial Africa

Kellogg Institute for International Studies: Research Award

Project: Exploring the Institutional Origins of African Partisanship and Political Ideology

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowships Program (Honorable Mention) 

 

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Sustainable Development Fellowship 

Research Positions and Consultancies
 

Co-Investigator - Presidential Transition Index (University of Notre Dame)

The PTI is a regularly updated assessment of the state of the 2020 presidential transition process housed at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. Co-investigators: Rachel Gagnon, Shadwa Ibrahim, William Kakenmaster, Denis McDonough, and Maggie Shum.

 

Co-Investigator - Comparative Assessment of Electoral Risks (University of Notre Dame)

The CAER surveyed 150 political scientists with election expertise both inside and outside the United States to identify warning signs of erosion to the electoral system in the US and suggest possible strategies to halt such erosion. Main report published by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. Co-investigators: Ilana Rothkopf, Luis Schenoni, Maggie Shum and Romelia Solano. 

Research Assistant – Varieties of Democracy (University of Notre Dame)                               

Assisted Dr. Michael Coppedge, co-principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy project, on understanding the diffusion of democracy worldwide via political, economic and social networks.

 

Research Coordinator – Pulte Institute for Global Development (University of Notre Dame)           

Co-organized and trained a research team under the Catholic Relief Services grant: What Are We Fighting For? to evaluation peace and justice programs in Ghana. Managed and oversaw day to day operations for a team of 25 enumerators and research assistants.

 

Graduate Statistical Consultant – Center for Social Research (University of Notre Dame)        

Assisted graduate and undergraduate students across the social sciences with understanding research techniques and tools including quantitative methods, research design and statistical software

 

Country Expert: Zambia – Global Leadership Project (University of Texas-Austin)                   

Served as the Country Expert for Zambia during the second round of data collection for the Global Leadership Project funded by the World Bank. 

 

Research Assistant –  Afrobarometer (Michigan State University)                                           

Provided research and editorial support for an Africa-led public survey on governance and democracy

Presentations and Invited Talks
 

African Studies Association - Virtual                                                                                   November 2020

 

Comparative Politics Workshop - ​University of Notre Dame                                                 October, 2020

 

American Political Science Association - Virtual                                                                      August 2020

 

University of Botswana Political Science Seminar - Gaborone, Botswana                        December 2019

American Political Science Association - Washington D.C.                                                     August 2019

 

Midwest Political Science Association - Chicago, Illinois                                                            April 2019

 

Perspective on World Politics Master Class - University of Notre Dame                                  March 2019

Comparative Politics Workshop - ​University of Notre Dame                                                 February 2019

Southern Political Science Association - Austin, Texas                                                          January 2019

Midwest Political Science Association - Chicago, Illinois                                                            April 2018

Perspective on World Politics Master Class - University of Notre Dame                                  March 2018

Comparative Politics Workshop - ​University of Notre Dame                                              November 2017

Concordia-McGill Universities African Studies Conference - Montreal, Canada                   October 2017

National Democratic Institute - Washington, D.C.                                                             September 2015