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Sharpe, Michael

Sharpe, Michael

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative politics
  • international relations
  • globalization
  • politics of international migration
  • comparative immigration studies
  • immigrant political incorporation
  • political transnationalism
Dr. Sharpe’s areas of specialization are comparative politics and international relations and his research interests include looking comparatively at globalization, the politics of international migration, immigrant political incorporation, and political transnationalism. His current research analyzes the factors that propel migrations of postcolonial citizen and coethnic immigrants and what limits or facilitates their political incorporation and political transnationalism in liberal democratic host societies. To examine this, Dr. Sharpe focuses on post-colonial citizen Dutch Caribbean immigrants in the Netherlands and Latin American Nikkejin (Japanese descendant) immigrants in Japan. At York College, Dr. Sharpe teaches classes that include comparative politics, international relations, US politics and government, American foreign policy, comparative politics of migration, Caribbean Politics, African Politics, and Asian Politics.
Education:
DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD CUNY Graduate Center Political Science 2008 
MPhil CUNY Graduate Center Political Science 2006 
MIA Columbia University International Affairs 2001 
certificate Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands Graduate Diploma in International Law and Organization for Development 1997 
BA Rutgers College / Rutgers University Political Science 1990 
Sharpe, Michael
 

Sharpe, Michael
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences