image (3)-001I am a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

My primary research interests are in comparative politics and political economy. My dissertation 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 casualĀ inter-group interactions in the informal economy, and on-going research into the politics of non-compliance with polio vaccination in northern Nigeria.

Email: sgrossm@fas.harvard.edu