Sara Wallace Goodman, Ph.D.

University of California, Irvine

Country: United States (California)

About Me:

Sara Wallace Goodman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines the policies and politics of immgiration and citizenship, including immigrant integration, political identity, and civic education policy. Her award-winning book, Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2014) explains how and why contemporary European states require immigrants participate in cultural requirements (like language, country knowledge) to immigrate and naturalize. Her research has also been published in World Politics, Comparative Political Studies,West European Politics, Political Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. You can find her work on my website or at Google Scholar. 

Research Interests

Immigration & Citizenship

European Politics

Comparative Political Institutions


Immigrant Integration

Immigrant Integration Policies

Immigration Policy


Syrian Refugee Crisis

European Union

Countries of Interest

United Kingdom


United States