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Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2017-2018, I was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In spring 2021, I was a guest researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. I received my PhD in Government from Harvard University in May 2017.

My research focuses on comparative politics and historical political economy. My book project, Uprooted: How post-WWII Population Transfers Remade Europe, examines the long-run effects of forced migration in the aftermath of World War II in Poland and West Germany, synthesizing several decades of micro-level data collected during a year of fieldwork, funded by the Social Science Research Council and Center for European Studies. The book is based on my PhD dissertation, awarded the 2018 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation prize by the APSA European Politics and Society Section as well as the Best Dissertation Prize by the APSA Migration & Citizenship Section.

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