Dr. Cooperman researches local and global challenges in the political economy of development, water and climate policy, civil society and accountability, and environmental politics. Her work has been published in Political Analysis, and she has received generous funding from multiple sources including the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Program, and Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). She has conducted extensive applied research in Brazil (18 months in 2016-2017) using field experiments, survey experiments, original household surveys, analysis of climate and electoral data, and qualitative methods.
Dr. Cooperman received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2019, a Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) from UCSD’s School of Global Policy & Strategy in 2013, and a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University in 2008. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University during 2019-2020.