Lisa Mueller is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at UCLA, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. Her dissertation, "Where the Will Meets the Way: Protest Participation in Africa," examines how grievances and social networks explain individual participation in anti-government demonstrations. Her recent work, based on field research in Niger, has been published in African Affairs. Lisa has taught courses at UCLA and Pepperdine University on American Politics, Political Economy of Development, and Political Theory. She received her M.A. in Political Science from UCLA and her B.A. in Politics and French from Pomona College.