Lauren Prather is a fourth-year graduate student in international relations and comparative politics. She is interested in the determinants of individual attitudes towards inequality, poverty, and redistribution, in both domestic and international contexts. More generally, she is pursuing projects on public opinion and foreign policy, democratization and election observation in the Middle East, and survey and experimental methods. She was a researcher with the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security during her third year. She has also traveled to Tunisia and Morocco on grants from the Center for African Studies and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies to conduct preliminary research and learn Arabic. In addition to these grants, Lauren is a NSF GRFP fellow.
Before coming to Stanford, Lauren graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and Political Science. After graduating, she taught English language in France and worked as a legal assistant and interpreter at Jenner & Block LLP.
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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