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United States
University of California, San Diego
ethnic politics, immigration, Muslim immigrants, ethnicity, exclusion, conflict, immigrant, identity, Africa
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About Me

I am an associate professor in political science at the University of California San Diego, who specializes in the study of ethnic politics and immigrant exclusion. While I have researched these questions primarily in the context of African politics – and more specifically in West Africa – I also apply these interests to the study of Muslim immigrant integration in France, and of African immigrant integration in the United States. I have published two books, Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa; Coethnic Strangers (Cambridge University Press), and Why Muslim Immigrant Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies (Harvard University Press, with David Laitin and Marie-Anne Valfort). My work has also been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Population Economics, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and has been featured in several media outlets such as the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Janet Foster show, and the Hard Line. My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics group.

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Benin, Ghana, France, Nigeria

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