Matthew Gichohi

Fellow in Bergen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Gichohi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. He earned a Ph.D. and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. His research broadly focuses on questions of identity and the attitudinal/behavioral norms it elicits in individuals seeking political inclusion and representation.

As part of the Money Talks project, Gichohi examine how gender and material endowments interact to affect women’s political ambitions and electoral prospects. Along similar lines, he is also interested in how (if at all) gender factors into the calculations losers engage in when challenging electoral results. He rely on a variety of methods to answer the questions associated with these research projects including structured case studies, historiography, statistical modeling, and field experiments.

Gichohi is also linked to the research project ‘Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa‘. His main role in the project is linked to data collection and analysis, with a particular focus on gender rights.