Benjamin Bradlow is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Brown University, and a NSF-IGERT fellow of the Graduate Program in Development at Brown's Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs. He has been a visiting researcher at the Public Affairs Research Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Center for Metropolitan Studies in São Paulo, Brazil. His dissertation research compares urban governance of public goods (housing, public transportation, and sanitation) in Johannesburg and São Paulo after transitions to democracy. This work has won grants from the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Brazilian Studies Association. His research interests are in the political economy of globalization and development, comparative urban sociology, and state-society relations.