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Ruxandra Paul

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Ruxandra Paul

Ruxandra Paul is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. She received her PhD in Comparative Politics from Harvard University (Department of Government), where she then worked and taught courses as a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow. Her book manuscript, Citizens of the Market: New Forms of International Migration and their Consequences for People, Parties and Political Systems, examines how high-mobility migration shapes politics in the migrants' countries of origin. Her research agenda analyzes the political impact of globalization, supranational integration and increasingly porous national borders. Specific interests include international migration, cyberpolitics, citizenship, European politics, the European Union, post-communist politics and societies, democratization, civil society, and transnational social protections.

At Harvard, Paul has been affiliated with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Transnational Studies Initiative at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She was a Graduate Fellow of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2011-2012), a Chateaubriand Fellow of the French Government at Science Po - Paris, France (2009-2010), and a Research Associate of the Center for Geographic Analysis. She received research grants from the Krupp Foundation, the French Government and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is a recipient of the Harvard Hoopes Prize for Excellence in the Art of Teaching, the Certificate of Achievement in the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education, as well as several teaching awards for the courses she taught in the Government Department.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst College
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University