Gabriel Nahmias is a PhD student in the department of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a comparativist interested in political participation, particularly of low-resource actors, with a regional focus on southern and east Africa. Before coming to MIT, he spent two years working for a social movement organization in South Africa targeting issues of education inequality. Gabriel has a BA/MA in political science, as well as a BA in African studies, from Emory University. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is a Kenan Sahin Presidential Fellow.