Stephen Winkler is a PhD student and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the political economy of development and the ways in which information shapes political behavior. He is currently working on a project that examines how information about NGOs affects political participation with local government actors in Kenya. He also studies how information influences attitudes about sexual minorities.
Before starting his PhD, Stephen worked on program development and impact evaluation for an organization in Nairobi, Kenya.