Lauren Prather

2018 Hellman Fellow

lprather@ucsd.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy
UC San Diego

Project Title: From Monitoring to Meddling: How Foreign Actors Shape Local Trust in Elections

Project Description:Nationally-representative surveys in the country of Georgia assess how foreign interference in elections affects citizens’ trust in elections. This research allows scholars and policymakers to identify whether foreign interference 1) decreases trust in elections and voter turnout, 2) increases post-election protest, and ultimately 3) leads to democratic decline. This data will be combined with unique data from the United States and Tunisia in a book project on foreign interference in elections.