My research and teaching interests include international relations, human rights and humanitarianism, and asylum and migration. My book, Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees (Oxford University Press, 2021), asks why countries open their borders to some refugees while blocking others, and why a number of countries have given the United Nations control of asylum procedures and refugee camps on their territory. This project draws on my doctoral dissertation, which received the Best Dissertation Award from the Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association. In recognition of this research, I was named an Emerging Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the American Philosophical Society, and my articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Annual Review of Sociology, International Interactions, International Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies, and Political Studies.
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