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Welcome to my site. I am an academic and journalist, currently an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and regular contributor to the Guardian. Starting this fall, I will be an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching comparative politics and Latin American politics. I have a Ph.D in political science from Georgetown University's Department of Government, and research diaspora politics, transnationalism, labor, and migration issues in the U.S. and Latin America. My fieldwork has been in Mexico, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic. As a journalist, I write about labor, immigration, social science, and classical music. Please follow the links in the menu for more about my dissertation, academic and policy publications, journalism, and teaching experience. You can find my CV here.

Read more about my research in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog here.

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Feel free to contact me at map235 (at) georgetown (dot) edu. Follow me on Twitter @mpaarlberg.