Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder
I specialize in the political economy of international migration. My current research examines the implications of international migration flows for global economic integration, including national foreign economic policies, interstate cooperation, and international governance. I also explore how international economic forces and climate change shape migration patterns and health outcomes among international migrants. My research has been published or is forthcoming 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. My doctoral research was funded by three distinct grants from 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.