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Cherie Saulter International Relations (PhD)

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

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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.


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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