Julie Anne Weaver
Research interests: Comparative politics; political economy of development; political behavior in developing countries; local-level political accountability; and Latin America.
Bio: Julie Anne Weaver studies comparative politics and the political economy of development, with a focus on local-level political accountability in developing countries, particularly in Latin America. She defended her dissertation in June 2020 in Harvard’s Government Department. Her dissertation and book project examines how voters hold their elected officials accountable in contexts where institutions and political parties are weak, and uses an original survey, experimental, qualitative and quantitative data, and text analysis. A single-authored article based on her dissertation is forthcoming at the Journal of Politics. Prior to her PhD studies, Julie worked in the field of international development, beginning her career overseas in Sub-Saharan Africa, and then more recently in Latin America. In addition to her doctoral degree, she holds a B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College and an M.A. in International Development and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Cambridge, MA 02138