Graduate Research Assistant
Nicole Wilson is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at MIT, where she studies comparative politics and methods. Her research interests include informality, urban property rights, political engagement and intra-community dynamics, with a regional focus on West Africa. Before coming to MIT, Nicole spent a year working as a research assistant on a study of informal trade in Lagos, Nigeria. She has a master’s degree in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and a BA in sociology from the University of Georgia. With GOV/LAB, Nicole has worked on a project exploring informal settlements in Lagos, including administering a survey about eviction threats and political participation.