Research Expertise and Interest
conflict studies, authoritarianism, Sub-Saharan Africa
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 focus on 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.