Alesha Porisky

Alesha Porisky, Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Political Science.

Alesha holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Her work examines the intersections between social policies, cash transfers, state-society relations, citizenship, gender, and the ethics of fieldwork. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in East Africa on the impacts of cash transfers on state-society relations and published in Annual Review of Political Science, Regional and Federal Studies and other outlets. Alesha has worked as a Researcher with the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre at the University of Manchester and is currently a collaborator on a SSHRC-funded project examining the links between electrification and political participation in Kenya.  


Read the GLD interview with Alesha here!