Desha Girod

Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Professor Girod specializes in the influence of external actors on political and economic development. Her current book project examines whether foreign aid helps post-conflict development. She has publications on the role of aid in improving governance across developing countries, and whether remittances affect access to public utilities. Professor Girod is a faculty affiliate of Georgetown's African Studies Program and a member of the Executive Committee of Georgetown's Center for Latin American Studies. Professor Girod received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.