George Ofosu is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in comparative politics and quantitative methods at UCLA. His research focuses on electoral fraud, electoral accountability, legislator behavior, and the political economy of development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also works on issues of research design and transparency.
Dr. Ofosu was a predoctoral fellow (2015-2016) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He was also a Hewlett Research Fellow at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University in 2009-2010. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana and subsequently worked as a Programs and Research Officer at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development. He has also worked as an independent consultant for the National Democratic Institute to help facilitate election observer efforts and parallel vote tabulations by domestic civil society groups in Malawi (2009), Nigeria (2011) and Guinea (2015).