In my research, I leverage inferential tools from public policy, economics, and political science to credibly identify causal effects of immigration policies on political behavior of natives, economic integration of newcomers, and decision-making of bureaucrats. I am also interested in how ethnic identity conditions native reactions to immigration, and how demographic contexts of reception affect sense of belonging among refugees.
- “Does policy threat mobilise? 287(g) and Latino voter registration in North Carolina and Florida”. 2020. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2022). [Link]
- “Journey Effects? Waiting Periods in European Transit Countries and Subsequent Economic Integration of Refugees in Switzerland”. International Migration Review. (Forthcoming).
- Winner: Prothro Best Paper Award, UNC-Chapel Hill Political Science Department (2020). [Link]
Working Papers & Projects in Progress
- With Rahsaan Maxwell. “Does local context affect asylum seeker integration? County-level data from Germany.” (Under Review).
- With David Attewell and Andreas Jozwiak. “The Electoral Impacts of Immigration without Ethnic Difference: The Case of Co-ethnic Migration in Germany. ” (Working Paper).
- With Dominik Hangartner and Stefan M. Schütz. “Asylum interviews reveal religious disparities in asylum adjudication.” (Working Paper).
- With Rahsaan Maxwell “Do Hate Crimes Change Native Attitudes Towards Refugees?” (Working Paper).
- With Elias Dinas and Anica Waldendorf. “Horizontal Transmission? Regional Norms and Migrant Acculturation.”