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Lauren is an assistant professor of political science in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on questions related to the domestic determinants of foreign policy, the politics of foreign aid, democracy promotion and democratization, Middle East politics, and experimental and survey methods. This work has included measuring individual attitudes and behaviors via laboratory and survey experiments in a variety of countries including Australia, China, Norway, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Election Law Journal, International Organization, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and The Journal of Politics. Prior to joining UCSD, she received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University in 2015.


Institution / Affiliation : University of California San Diego

Geographical Region: Middle East
Methodology: Lab Experiments, Survey Methodology
Policy: Development, Governance