Research Specialist, Innovations for Successful Societies, Princeton University

Leon Schreiber is a Research Specialist at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies, where his work focuses on institution building in low- and middle-income countries. Originally hailing from the Namaqualand region of South Africa, he holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include institution building, South African politics, social policy, and the comparative political economy of development.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Research Specialist, Princeton University

Education

  • 2015 
    Freie Universität Berlin, Doctor of Political Science
  • 2011 
    University of Stellenbosch, Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • 2010 
    University of Stellenbosch, Bachelor or Arts with Honours (Political Science)
  • 2009 
    University of Stellenbosch, Bachelor or Arts (International Studies)

Publications

  • 2014
    South African Journal of Political Studies, Institutions and Policy Change: The Child Support Grant in South Africa

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Research Grant
    Role:
    Doctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2014
    Doctoral Fellowship
    Role:
    Visiting Student Research Collaborator - Princeton University
    Funding Source:
    Berlin Consortium for Germanic Studies
  • 2011
    Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa
    Role:
    Doctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    European Commission