Lauren Prather is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations and comparative politics. Her dissertation focuses on the determinants of individual attitudes towards domestic and international redistribution. More generally, she is pursuing projects on international election observation and domestic perceptions of election credibility, public opinion and foreign policy, and is interested in survey research and experimental methods. She has worked with the Laboratory for the Study of American Values and with the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and various regional research centers at Stanford. Specifically, she has received grants from The Europe Center for survey research in the UK and grants from the Center for African Studies and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies for field work and language study in Tunisia and Morocco. Before coming to Stanford, Lauren graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and Political Science. After graduating, she taught English in France and worked as a legal assistant and interpreter at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago.