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Dr. Evan S. Lieberman

Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dr. Lieberman is Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Liberman’s work in the field of comparative politics has focused on ethnic politics, state-building, public policy, public health, and development, especially in Africa. He also writes and teaches about comparative research methods. His current research investigates the consequences of institutionalized ethnic categories around the world, the effects of an information intervention on citizen mobilization and literacy in East Africa; and the governance of infectious disease and basic services in Southern Africa. He is the author of Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS (Princeton University Press 2009) and Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press 2003). His work has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Journal of Development Studies.

Dr. Lieberman is recipient of the 2010 Giovanni Sartori Book Prize for qualitative and multi-method research, the 2004 Mattei Dogan Prize for best book in Comparative Analysis; the 2002 Gabriel A. Almond award from the American Political Science Association for best dissertation in the field of comparative politics; and the 2002 Mary Parker Follett award given by the APSA Politics & History section for the best article or book chapter. He was a Fulbright fellow in South Africa in 1997-98, a Robert Wood Johnson policy scholar at Yale University in 2000-02, and has received funding from the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the Macarthur Foundation.