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Cherie Saulter International Relations (PhD)

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Degrees
MPhil, International Relations, American University
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MA, Global Policy Studies, University of Texas - Austin
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BFA, Motion Picture, Television, and the Recording Arts, Florida State University

Student Organizations
AU Grad Workers Union
Bio
Cherie Saulter’s research focuses on the political economy of development, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Her dissertation explores the link between cross-ethnic interaction, social capital, and public goods provision in Nairobi's informal settlements using ethnographic and survey research. Her dissertation will assess how variation in frequency, type, and quality of contact between people from different ethnic groups in Nairobi’s informal settlements affects social capital and, in turn, community provision of public goods.



Beyond her dissertation, Cherie is broadly interested in questions of inequality, identity, and urbanism. She is actively engaged in research on mass incarceration and housing stability in the U.S.


Awards:


Doctoral Student Research Scholarship, American University / 2018


African Studies Association - Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award 2017


Summer Methods Award, School of International Service, American University / 2015, 2017, 2019


Summer Research Award, School of International Service, American University / 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


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