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Kate is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her research focuses on understanding how community-level institutions influence development and political accountability. Her area of regional specialization is sub-Saharan Africa, where she has conducted research projects in Ghana, Liberia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Her recent book, The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa, examines the effects of hereditary chiefs on democratic responsiveness in rural Africa. Her work has also been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics and Comparative Politics. She holds a PhD from Columbia University.

Position: Assistant Professor

Institution / Affiliation : Yale University

Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Field Experiments, Mixed Method
Policy: Development, Elections, Governance