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The status of same-sex rights in many African countries has attracted considerable international scrutiny. This research assesses the impact of international "naming and shaming" on individual attitudes towards same-sex rights in Uganda.
Nicholas Lyon is a PhD student in political science at Stanford University. He holds BA degrees in political science and economics from Columbia University and an MSc in African Development from the London School of Economics. Prior to coming to Stanford, Lyon worked as an associate at ID insight in Nairobi, Kenya. Lyon’s current work focuses on social change, citizen-state relations, and the management of diversity in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of marginalized populations. He has conducted fieldwork in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.