Lisa Mueller researches social movements, political economy, and African politics. She received her Ph.D from UCLA in 2014, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. Her doctoral dissertation, “Beyond Ethnicity: African Protests in an Age of Inequality,” examined how material grievances, and not just ethnic antipathies, drive protest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent work, based on field research in Niger, has been published in African Affairs. Lisa is an advisor to the U.S. State Department's task force on preventing conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has taught courses at LMU, UCLA, and Pepperdine University on research methods, American politics, political economy of development, and political theory.
Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA
M.A., Political Science, UCLA
B.A., Politics and French, Pomona College