I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2016. I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis starting in the fall of 2017.

My primary research interests are in comparative politics and political economy. My book project explores the politics of property rights in informal, open-air markets in Nigeria.

Other research projects include a study on the political economy of diversified business groups, a project on casual inter-group interactions in the informal economy, and a paper on the politics of non-compliance with polio vaccination in northern Nigeria.

Email: shelbygrossman@gmail.com