Kemal Gider is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science with concentrations in Comparative Politics and Political Methodology and minoring in Political Psychology. His research interests lie in the intersection of the politics of international developmental aid, voting behavior and political participation in Africa. His current project explores the immediate effects of Chinese investments and developmental aid to political participation in East African countries. Prior to joining the Ohio State University, Kemal received his B.A. from Boğaziçi University in Turkey and M.A. in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the United Kingdom.