Homepage for Jonathan Andrew Harris, Assistant Professor of Political Science, New York University - Abu Dhabi. Andy studies African politics (mainly Kenya), political methodology, conflict, and political (mis)behavior.
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Assistant Professor, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Andy studies institutions and political behavior in Africa, with a focus on Kenya. His current research examines (1) the electoral incentives underpinning the distribution of local development projects, (2) the causes and consequences of ethnic violence, and (3) the effect of technical and informational interventions on voter registration. Andy's research draws on a wide variety of evidence, from archival records to randomized control trials to satellite data. Future work examines the functioning of judicial institutions in Kenya, with an aim at improving the quality and quantity of legal judgments heard by local magistrates.