Lisa Mueller is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at UCLA, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. Her dissertation, “Beyond Ethnicity: African Protests in an Age of Inequality,” examines how material grievances, and not ethnic antipathies, drive protest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent work, based on field research in Niger, has been published in African Affairs. Lisa has taught courses at LMU, UCLA, and Pepperdine University on Research Methods, 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.