I am a social scientist interested in the politics of international migration. What kinds of immigrants should a country let in? Why would homelands try to reach out to their émigrés? These are the types of questions that I have worked on as a doctoral candidate in sociology at UCLA.
My current project is about how the US and Canada deal with international students who want to stay in the country after graduation. Why have they developed such different policies in this area? How do these differences relate to bigger trends in immigration, higher education, and research and innovation policy?