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Rafaela Dancygier

  • Woodrow Wilson School
Position: Faculty Associate
Title: Assistant Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
Office: 434 Robertson Hall
Phone: 609-258-4807
Rafaela Dancygier


Rafaela Dancygier's (Ph.D. Yale University) broad research interests are in comparative politics and comparative political economy. Her research focuses on the domestic consequences of international immigration, the political incorporation of immigrants, the political representation of ethnic minorities, and the determinants of ethnic conflict. Her book Immigration and Conflict in Europe (Cambridge University Press, August 2010) explains how immigration regimes and local political economies determine whether or not immigration destinations witness conflict between immigrants and natives, between immigrants and the state, or no conflict at all. The book is based on Dancygier's Ph.D. dissertation which won the American Political Science Association's Gabriel Almond Prize for the best dissertation submitted in comparative politics in 2008. Her other work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and in edited volumes.