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Jeremy Horowitz

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Research Scientist
Jeremy is a democracy and governance specialist who leads evaluations and research projects in several world regions.

Jeremy leads research projects and evaluations in the democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) sector. He has more than 20 years of experience conducting research on elections and policymaking in emerging democracies. He specializes in the use of mixed-methods evaluation approaches that employ experimental and quasi-experimental designs, as well as qualitative methods.

At NORC, Jeremy provides technical oversight for several projects, including a large-scale study on gangs and criminal violence in the Caribbean, an evaluation of a civic engagement program in South Africa, a study on how USAID and its partners adapted election-related activities in response to Covid-19, and a project on democratic backsliding and migration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining NORC in 2022, Jeremy was an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College, where he taught courses on international affairs and conducted research on electoral politics in Africa. His research is published in leading academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and others. His book, Multiethnic Democracy, was published by Oxford University Press in 2022. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Project Contributions

Democracy, Human Rights & Governance: Learning, Evaluation & Research Activity

Generating and promoting the use of data, evidence, and learning to inform DRG programming worldwide


U.S. Agency for International Development

Latin America & Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response

Helping USAID respond quickly to democratic backsliding, citizen security, and governance challenges


U.S. Agency for International Development