Graduate Research Assistant
Gabriel Nahmias is a PhD student in the department of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gabriel is a comparativist with a regional focus on southern and East Africa. His work focuses on political participation, mobilization, and interest in politics, particularly of low-resource actors. Before coming to MIT, Gabriel spent two years working for a social movement organization in South Africa targeting issues of education inequality. He has a BA/MA in political science, as well as a BA in African studies, from Emory University. Gabriel is a winner of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is a Kenan Sahin Presidential Fellow. With GOV/LAB, along with the occasional replication project, Gabriel helped to administer a field experiment in Kenya assessing variation in government transparency.