Julia Clark BITSS CatalystPolitical Science

Julia Clark is a PhD candidate in comparative political science and methodology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where her research focuses on legacies of authoritarianism in local politics and development in Tunisia. Over the past two years, she has been actively involved with the work of UCSD’s Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL) to improve the transparency and credibility of social science research at the University. This has included helping to develop and staff PDEL’s Data Transparency Publication Services and working with fellow-Catalysts Craig McIntosh and Scott Desposato to create teaching modules on best practices in transparency for graduate-level instruction. In her spare time, Julia is also a consultant for the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) group. She holds a Masters Degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex and has previously worked at the Center for Global Development (CGD).