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Ruxandra Paul

Local Affiliate


Ruxandra Paul

Ruxandra Paul is assistant professor of political science at Amherst College, and a local affiliate of CES. She received her Ph.D. in comparative politics from Harvard University, where she then worked and taught courses as a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow. Paul's research analyzes the political impact of supranational integration, transnational social protection, and migration management following mass migration. Specific research and teaching interests include international migration, citizenship, European integration and European Union enlargement, nation-building, and cyberpolitics.

During her tenure at CES, Paul will examine the responses of government and political elites in Western and Eastern Europe to the European migration crisis. She will analyze policies and discourses and their effects using comparative historical analysis and quantitative methods.

Paul’s work has been published in PS: Political Science & Politics, Oxford Development Studies, as well as in edited volumes. Since 2016, she has served as an elected member on the Executive Council of the Migration & Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst College
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Europe between nationalism and supranationalism


Political Science