Noah Schouela is a PhD student studying comparative politics and quantitative methodology. His research interests include political violence, urban governance, inequality and redistribution, and political economy. He is particularly interested in the role of spatial analysis and statistics in helping political scientists explore the geographic dimensions of questions of conflict and development. Prior to starting his PhD, Noah received an MA in the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he held a fellowship in his second year, and a BA from the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict, and Justice at the University of Toronto.