Shelley Liu

Shelley Liu is a political scientist with a PhD from Harvard who studies conflict and development in weak and authoritarian states. Her recent and ongoing projects how governments develop the state after conflict, how citizens respond to development policies, and how access to education and information mediates the relationship between citizens and their government. She has conducted fieldwork in Liberia and Zimbabwe, and brings to GSPP knowledge of comparative politics, the impact of political violence, and the politics of sub-Saharan Africa.

Content by Shelley Liu
  • Project

    How gender and migrant status affects collective action among street vendors

    Cities across sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing an influx of migration from rural regions and abroad, creating challenges for sustainable growth and development. Ensuring the economic and social incorporation of these foreign or rural migrants into the urban political economy is a critical challenge. While migrants face intense market competition (livelihood) in some...

    11 Mar 2022 | Alice Xu, Shelley Liu