Post Doctoral Fellow
In 2012-13, Janet is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Harvard College Fellows Program. She received her Ph.D. in Government at Harvard in November 2012.Her research interests center on topics of security, development and governance – particularly civil conflict, ethnic politics, and state building in Africa. Her book project examines the initial stages of rebel group formation, focusing on why only some nascent insurgents become viable challengers to central governments. This project involved extensive fieldwork throughout Uganda, and has been supported by Yale's Program on Order, Conflict and Violence (OCV), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Harvard's Committee on African Studies. She has also conducted research for the RAND Corporation, the Brookings Institution, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She holds an M.A. in International Policy Studies and a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Stanford University.