Alisha Holland, Ph.D.

Princeton University

Country: United States (Massachusetts)

About Me:

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at Princeton University.  Before coming to Princeton, I was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.  I study the comparative political economy of development with a focus on urban politics, social policy, and Latin America.  My book, Forbearance as Redistribution: The Politics of Informal Welfare in Latin America (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), looks at the politics of enforcement against property law violations by the poor, such as squatting, street vending, and electricity theft.  An article version of this research received the 2017 Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review in the previous year.  I'm currently working on a new book about the comparative politics of mass infrastructure.  My other research interests include law enforcement, social policy, migration, and subnational governance in Latin America. 

Research Interests

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Urban Politics

Crime Politics

Informal Sector



Countries of Interest