Leah Rosenzweig

Leah Rosenzweig

Biography

Leah Rosenzweig graduated with her PhD in 2018 in comparative politics and methods. Leah is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France and a Research Affiliate with MIT GOV/LAB. Her research focuses on citizen political behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Her dissertation examined the role that social norms of voting play in motivating turnout in Tanzania. Using a lab-in-the-field experimental design, she tested the existence of the norm and explored individual-level variation in norm compliance. Expanding upon the dissertation, her book project investigates social norms of participation in rural East Africa and urban West Africa.

Leah graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Government and African Studies in 2010. Before coming to MIT Leah worked as the program manager at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on a development project in Nigeria. Leah was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Papers

Grossman, Shelby, Jonathan Phillips and Leah R. Rosenzweig. "Opportunistic Accountability: State-Society Bargaining Over Shared Interests." Comparative Political Studies (2017).

Meyer, Alexander and Leah R. Rosenzweig. "Conjoint Analysis Tools for Developing Country Contexts." The Political Methodologist (2016).

Biography

Leah Rosenzweig graduated with her PhD in 2018 in comparative politics and methods. Leah is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France and a Research Affiliate with MIT GOV/LAB. Her research focuses on citizen political behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Her dissertation examined the role that social norms of voting play in motivating turnout in Tanzania. Using a lab-in-the-field experimental design, she tested the existence of the norm and explored individual-level variation in norm compliance. Expanding upon the dissertation, her book project investigates social norms of participation in rural East Africa and urban West Africa.

Leah graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Government and African Studies in 2010. Before coming to MIT Leah worked as the program manager at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on a development project in Nigeria. Leah was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Papers

Grossman, Shelby, Jonathan Phillips and Leah R. Rosenzweig. "Opportunistic Accountability: State-Society Bargaining Over Shared Interests." Comparative Political Studies (2017).

Meyer, Alexander and Leah R. Rosenzweig. "Conjoint Analysis Tools for Developing Country Contexts." The Political Methodologist (2016).