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Claire Adida

Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego

Claire Adida is a professor of political science at UC San Diego. Her research investigates the conditions that facilitate or exacerbate migrant exclusion, and the role that social identity plays in politics. She has pursued this work in a number of different contexts across sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, and North America. She is the author of Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa: Coethnic Strangers (Cambridge University Press 2014) and co-author of Why Muslim Immigrant Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies (Harvard University Press 2016). Her articles have been published by the American Political Science Review, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesScience AdvancesComparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Experimental Political Science, among others. Her research has been supported by the Evidence in Governance and Politics group, the Hellman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2020–2021, she served as research advisor to the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health & Human Services.

Claire Adida.

Expertise & Interests

  • Migrant exclusion
  • Social identity