CAREW BOULDING joined the department as an assistant professor in 2007 after receiving her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington. Her current research examines the role of non-governmental organizations in local politics in developing democracies, focusing on quantitative evidence from the municipal level in Bolivia. Her research includes attention to the relationship between NGOs, political participation and social movements, as well as questions of political change. She is also interested in the politics of foreign aid, and how foreign aid is used to promote democracy.