Lauren Honig, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston College.
Lauren researches the comparative political economy of development with a focus on the politics of property rights, the roles of informal and customary institutions, and state-citizen linkages in African countries. Several of her current research projects examine land rights and plural systems of authority. This includes her book, Land Politics: How Customary Institutions Shape State Building in Zambia and Senegal (2022, Cambridge University Press). Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, African Affairs, American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, Democratization, the Journal of Politics, and World Development. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Fulbright Council, and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), among others. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University.