Garrett’s general research interests lie in pursuing an interdisciplinary analysis of the international, political, and economic dynamics affecting minority integration, primarily with respect to flows from the Middle East/North Africa to the United States and Western Europe. She has worked on a number of projects examining the presence of Islam in Western Europe, the influence of remittances on integration, immigrant inequality vis-à-vis comparative welfare states and lately urban conflict as a result of malintegration. Her dissertation will focus specifically on the causes and consequences of local variation in instances of urban conflict and rioting as linked to the political interpretation of national incorporation strategies across four European cities. Garrett has completed her European field work and expects to defend her dissertation this year.
GSAS PhD candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University