Catlan Reardon 

Catlan Reardon, Inaugural Einstein-Moos Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University

Catlan is a non-resident research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development. Her research lies at the intersection of elite political behavior, violence, and the political economy of development, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  More broadly, she researches local responses to violence, climate volatility, and governance challenges in developing countries. She has conducted fieldwork in India, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria and has consulted on projects with USAID, DAI, and Mercy Corps. Catlan employs experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative methods in her research.

Catlan received her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in August 2022. Prior to graduate school, she worked for Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and Kenya for over three years, managing studies on micro-savings, health and governance, and technology diffusion. She also was a Research Manager at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from Leiden University and a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University.


Read the GLD interview with Catlan here!