Lauren Prather is a Ph.D. candidate conducting research in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Her work examines public opinion and individual behaviors related to international redistribution. It contributes to a growing literature in international political economy on foreign aid, remittance behavior, and private philanthropy to international causes. She uses a variety of methods including experiments to understand the motivations of states and individuals to provide economic assistance across national borders.
Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and the Europe Center. Before coming to Stanford, Lauren graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and Political Science. After graduating, she was an ESL instructor in France, and worked as a legal assistant and interpreter at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security
Center for African Studies
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
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