Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder
I specialize in the political economy of international migration and inequality. I study the implications of rising international migration flows and inequality for economic policies and global governance. My regional expertise covers East Asia and Northern Europe. My research has been published in both political science and interdisciplinary journals, including Economics and Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, and Party Politics.
I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan where I studied political economy (international and comparative) and research methodology. My doctoral research was funded by the National Science Foundation—the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) in partnership with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. My dissertation received the 2017 Best Dissertation Award in Migration and Citizenship from the American Political Science Association. Prior to my doctoral education, I received a BA in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
My most recent research on COVID-19 and global migration (with Sung Eun Kim and Yujeong Yang) received one of the 13 grants from the National Research Foundation of Korea under the Rapid Call for International Joint Research related to COVID-19.