2008 Research Scholar
- Postdoctoral Research Scholar '08-'09
Committee on Global Thought
Alison Post is Assistant Professor in the Global Metropolitan Studies program and Political Science Department at U.C. Berkeley. She studies comparative political economy, focusing on the politics of urban and regional development. In particular, her research examines the politics of regulating urban infrastructure and utilities investment in Latin America. Her doctoral dissertation, "Liquid Assets and Fluid Contracts: Explaining the Uneven Effects of Water and Sanitation Privatization," won the 2009 William Anderson award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the general field of federalism, intergovernmental relations, state or local politics. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from Harvard University and B.A. from Stanford University. As a Marshall scholar, she also earned a M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also served as a Visiting Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad in Buenos Aires and the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (E.C.L.A.C.) in Santiago, and as a Researcher at L.S.E. Urban Research in London.