During AY 2021-2022, I am on public service leave from UC San Diego, working for the Federal Government as Research Advisor to the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement,
Health & Human Services.
I use quantitative methods to study how countries manage new and existing forms of diversity. I have applied this question to the study of immigrant exclusion and ethnic politics in urban West Africa, France, and the United States. My current research investigates the conditions that reduce out-group discrimination, and the strategies vulnerable minorities employ to navigate discriminatory environments. My work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics Group.