Jennifer Doherty

Jennifer Doherty

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Major — Comparative Politics

Minor — Methods

Jennifer Doherty is a PhD candidate majoring in comparative politics and minoring in research methods. Her research focuses on authoritarian regimes, political economy, and ethnic politics in sub-Saharan Africa. For her dissertation, she is exploring the role of differentiated distribution of goods to multiple ethnic groups as a strategy for regime maintenance in Uganda. Support for this research was provided through grants from the National Science Foundation, the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, and the George Washington University. Prior to the Ph.D., Jennifer worked in international development and governance programming in Pakistan and several African countries.

Current Research

Regimes; comparative political economy; ethnic politics


MA Political Science from George Washington University, 2016.

MA Globalisation and Development from the University of Warwick, 2008. 

BSc (hons) Economics, Politics, and International Studies from the University of Warwick, 2006.