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Alesha Porisky


Role

Alesha is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, an incoming professor in the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, and a researcher for ESID in Kenya.

Research

Alesha’s research focuses on the politics of social protection, with a focus on cash transfers in Kenya and Tanzania. Her research looks at the impacts of cash transfer for social citizenship and citizens’ access to the state. Alesha led the Kenya case study within ESID’s comparative work on the politics of social protection in Africa.

ESID publications

Mohamed, T. S., Porisky, A. and Muthui, P. M. (2021). ‘The politics of social protection in Kenya: State capacity, political competition and social pension registration in Marsabit County‘. ESID Working Paper No. 166. Manchester.

Porisky, A. (2020). ‘The distributional politics of social transfers in Kenya‘. ESID Working Paper No. 155. Manchester.