Sarah J. Lockwood is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Cape Town. Her work lies at the intersection of comparative politics and the political economy of development, with a substantive interest in mobilization and accountability. She uses a variety of methods, including statistical analysis, surveys, qualitative fieldwork, and field experiments, to answer two related questions: When and under what circumstances do individuals mobilize in pursuit of political, social, and economic change? And what effect does this have on government accountability, resource allocation, and the quality of governance? She holds a PhD in African Studies and Government, and an MA in Government, from Harvard University, an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Political Science from Columbia University.