Alison Post

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Associate Professor, Political Science

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Post was hired through the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative to enhance the university’s strength in comparative urban studies. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy, focusing on Latin America and the developing world more broadly.   It examines the political and institutional factors affecting vital urban services such as water and sanitation, mass transit, and electricity.  She has received U.C. Berkeley’s campus-wide Carol D. Soc award for mentoring graduate students.  She is one of the primary instructors for the core courses for the Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS 200 and GMS201).  

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