Andrea Peña-Vasquez

Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

Dr. Andrea Peña-Vasquez joined the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) as an Assistant Professor with a focus on Immigration/Migration. Peña-Vasquez received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in political science and sociology from the University of Florida. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Hamilton College and a visiting researcher at the Juan March Institute at Carlos III University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on issues of legal status and identity documentation, race/ethnicity, and migration governance in multi-level states. Her work has been supported by the J. William Fulbright Foundation, the American Political Science Association, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Her peer-reviewed research and public scholarship have been featured in various outlets, including The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, The Economy of Happiness at Psychology Today, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.