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First Name
Sara Wallace
Last Name
United States
University of California, Irvine
citizenship, immigration, integration, multiculturalism, citizenship tests, refugees, nationalism, social policy, welfare state
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About Me

Sara Wallace Goodman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, where she is also an affiliate of the Centers for Research on International Migration (CRIM) and for the Study of Democracy (CSD). Her research examines immigration in advanced liberal democracies, practices of democratic inclusion and the shaping of political identity through citizenship, immigrant integration, and social policy. Her book, Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014) explains how the dynamic interplay between party politics and the institutional inheritance of citizenship policy contributes to new, contemporary definitions of national belonging through mandatory civic integration schemes. Other research of hers examines dual citizenship, the welfare state, and has been published in Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, West European Politics, Political Studies,and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Recent Publications

Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“Dual citizenship policy and migration flow: an origin story” (with Hannah Alarian), in Comparative Political Studies. Online First.

“Conceptualizing and measuring citizenship and integration policy: Past lessons and new approaches,” in Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 48, No. 14 (2015), pp. 1905-1941.

“Does Mandatory Integration Matter? Effects of Civic Requirements on Immigrant Socioeconomic and Political Outcomes” (with Matthew Wright), in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 41, No. 12 (2015), pp. 1885-1908.

Media Coverage

The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)

Country Focus
European Union; UK; Netherlands; Germany; France

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