I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Faculty Associate at the University’s Center for Political Studies. My research focuses on political behavior, clientelism, and the development of political parties in new democracies in Africa. My first book book, Electoral Politics and Africa’s Urban Transition: Class and Ethnicity in Ghana (Cambridge University Press), examines electoral competition in urban Africa. My research has also been published or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and World Politics. I completed my PhD at Harvard University’s Department of Government in 2016. For more on my research, please see Papers and Manuscripts, as well as my CV. I’m tweeting at @noahlnathan.
I am on leave for the 2019-2020 academic year at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.