Department of Politics - Princeton University Princeton University

RAFAELA DANCYGIER, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs

Rafaela Dancygier has received Bobst support for her project, “When Do Elected Officials Help Immigrants Become Citizens? Answers from a Field Experiment in Germany.” The systematic exclusion of immigrants from the political process and wider national community has been shown to endanger peaceful relations between migrant populations and state authorities. In this work, Dancygier and her research partners study how far elected politicians are influenced by the ethnicity or assumed degree of integration of an immigrant in their advocacy for citizenship on behalf of that immigrant.