Anna Wilke is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at Columbia University and a predoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She works on the comparative politics of developing countries, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
In her dissertation, Ms. Wilke explores the interaction of state and non-state efforts to establish order and combat crime. Her research draws on both experimental methods and formal theoretical tools. Ms. Wilke has conducted field work in South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Her work has been supported by the Center for Study of Development Strategies (CSDS), and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).