Research & CV

Full-length curriculum vitae (pdf)

Academic Appointments

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2020–present
  • Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immigration Policy Lab, 2018–2020


  • Yale University, Ph.D. with distinction, Political Science, 2018
  • Harvard University, M.P.P. Public Policy, 2011
  • Bates College, B.A. Political Science, 2006

Writing and Research

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Working Papers

  • “Circular Refugee Migration: Understanding Protracted Displacement Beyond a Refugee-returnee Binary.” With Rosa Vidarte.
  • “Are Cash Transfers Effective Humanitarian Aid in Refugee Crises?”
  • “Reducing Attrition in Phone-based Panel Surveys.” With Ala Alrababah, Marine Casalis, Dominik Hangartner, Stefan Wehrli, and Jeremy Weinstein.
  • “When Does the Public Care About Immigration? The Political Salience of Venezuelan Immigration in Colombia.” With Natalia Bueno and Daniel Rojas.
  • “The Red Scare: Assessing the Effects of the Ideological and Programmatic Dimensions of the Left.” With Natalia Bueno and Daniel Rojas.

Other Publications


Fluent Levantine Arabic, advanced Modern Standard Arabic

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