Olivia Woldemikael

Olivia Woldemikael

PhD Candidate in Government
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I'm a PhD candidate in the Government department in the Comparative Politics subfield. My primary research focus is on migration. Specifically, I study the local political impacts of refugees and migrants and their reception by host communities in the Global South. My work speaks to literature related to in-group/out-group dynamics, race and ethnicity, political psychology, political economy of development, and the drivers of public opinion and attitudes. Most of my work has been in Africa, though I'm familiar with a variety of migration contexts. In my work, I use both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. As a thesis advisor, I will be an engaged and responsive mentor that helps construct ideas with students, as well as help fill in knowledge gaps on substance, methods, research skills as needed.

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