Michelle Reddy

Job title: 
Program Director and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Master of Development Practice
Goldman School of Public Policy

Michelle Reddy is a political sociologist with interest in international development and organizations. Her recent work has largely focused on social mobilization during crises: Ebola, COVID-19, and the European migration crisis. A second, related line of work focuses on the expansion and professionalization of education nonprofits in developing countries. In 2022 she was appointed as a lecturer at Stanford University, where she taught a workshop course on international development policy. From 2019-2022 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Studies (CERI) Sciences Po, as part of the European-Union funded PACE project. From 2017 to 2018 she was a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in Guinea and Sierra Leone and from 2016-2018 she received a Foreign Language and Area Studies grant (Latin America). Michelle received her PhD from Stanford University in International Comparative Education and completed a joint MA in Political Science. She has also been a lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs. Previously, Michelle was part of the founding team of the Paris School of International Affairs as well as the mediation support unit at the United Nations Office for West Africa. She has also consulted for several organizations, including UNESCO, USAID (with the Resilient Africa Network and the Stanford University Center for Deliberative Democracy), the Universal Basic Income Lab (Stanford University), the Expert Group for Aid Studies (Sweden), and the Earth Institute (Columbia University).