Dr. Ken Opalo is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His research interests include the political economy of development, legislative politics, education reform, and electoral accountability under devolved government. Ken’s current research projects include studies of political reform in Ethiopia, the politics of education sector reform in Tanzania, and electoral accountability under devolved government in Kenya. His works have been published in World Development, the British Journal of Political Science, Governance, the Journal of Historical Political Economy, the Journal of Democracy, among other journals. His first book, titled Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Post-Colonial Legacies (Cambridge University Press, 2019) explores the historical roots of contemporary variation in legislative institutionalization and strength in Africa. Ken earned his PhD from Stanford University and BA from Yale University.