GRADUATE STUDENT | GABRIELLE KRUKS-WISNER
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at MIT. Her interests include state-society relations, local governance, and public service delivery in developing countries, with a regional focus on South Asia. Her dissertation seeks to explain local variation in citizen-state relations in rural India, examining the diverse paths—direct and mediated—through which citizens claim public services from the state. Her research has been supported by the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Boren Fellowship, and National Science Foundation.
"Seeking the Local State: Gender, Caste, and the Pursuit of Public Services in Post-Tsunami India." World Development Volume 39, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 1143-1154.
"Making Claims: Service Delivery and Citizenship in Rural India." Paper prepared for the Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago: March 2011.
"Claiming the State: Exit, Voice, Brokerage, and Access to Public Goods in Rajasthan." Paper prepared for the Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Washington, DC: September, 2010.
"Fair Trade and Ecotourism in Mexico: Promoting Sustainability, Building Networks," in Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing, 2005 (First Edition), 2010 (Second Edition), pp. 253-266.