Rachael McLellan is a Ph.D candidate in Comparative Politics. Her research focuses on the political economy of local government and public goods provision in dominant party states, exploring the effects of institutional structures and service provision on electoral behavior, social sanctioning and regime stability. Her regional focus is sub-Saharan Africa and she has extensive fieldwork experience in Tanzania. Before starting at Princeton, Rachael worked as a researcher for a number of development organizations including Innovations for Poverty Action, the Indigo Trust and the Gatsby Foundation. Rachael holds a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.