Winner of the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009).
Winner of the the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008).
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.”
Winner 2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science.
PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2014. Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan (beginning fall 2019).
Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University, 2019-2020.
Winner of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) Multidisciplinary Prize rewarding “scientifically exciting and ambitious endeavors” (with Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics), 2016.
Winner of the American Political Science Association's Mancur Olson Award for Best Dissertation in Political Economy, 2016.
PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2008. Head of Research, International Budget Partnership.
Jason Lakin joined IBP in May 2009 as a Program Officer covering Ghana and East Africa, and then worked as IBP’s Kenya Country Coordinator through 2013, where he set up IBP Kenya (based in Nairobi) as a locally registered entity. Prior to taking on his current role, Jason was the Country Manager for IBP Kenya from 2014-2017.