Harper, Robin

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2692
Office Location: AC-4D06G
rharper@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Thursdays  12-1 
and by appointment   

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Political Science  2007 
MPhil  CUNY Graduate Center  Political Science  2007 
MPA  Columbia University  Public Policy and Administration  1993 
MIA  George Washington University  International Affairs  1991 
BA  Smith College  Modern European Studies and International Affairs  1988 
non-degree  Universite de Geneve  History/International Relations  1986-1987 
non-degree  Hatues Etudes Internationales  International Relations  1986-1987 
Robin A. Harper is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor. Her research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and civic engagement. Current research examines how people think about citizenship and how those understandings influence their civic engagement; a sponsored research project comparing citizenship manuals; and a third project on foreign workers in Israel. She teaches American Politics, the Supreme Court and Introduction to Law. Prior to coming to York, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wellesley College. She is a former Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Language Services and the Social Services and Immigrant Affairs Policy Supervisor at NYC OMB. She was a Policy Analyst as a Robert Bosch Fellow in the Berlin, Germany, Office of Integration Affairs and the Ministry for Labor in the Immigrant Integration Department. She was a Project Supervisor for a cross-border social service program in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Areas of Expertise

Citizenship Policy
Immigration/Immigrant Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Books in Field Of Expertise

Robin A. Harper. Does Citizenship Really Matter?. : , (prospectus prepared for submission). .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida. "Where Have All the Women's Issues Gone?." National Mothers’ Centers website. Nov. 4, 2008: .

Robin A. Harper. "Postcards from Germany." Lilith. 32 Fall 2007: 8.

Harper, Robin A. and Hani Zubida. (2010) Making Room at the Table: Incorporation of Foreign Workers in Israel. Policy and Society. Vol. 29, pp. 371-383.. "." . : .

Harper Robin and Hani Zubida. 2010. In or Out – Migrant Workers in Israel: Boundaries of Israeli Citizenship. In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies. Vol. 5(1), pp. 1-23.. "." . : .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Robin A. Harper. "Making Meaning of Naturalization, Citizenship and Beyond from the Perspective of Turkish Labor Migrants." Jahrbuch türkisch-deutsche Studien. 3 2011: 17-36.

Nakash, Ora; Maayan Nagar; Anat Shoshani; Hani Zubida; Robin A. Harper. "The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors among adolescent migrants in Israel." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 18 2012: 228-238.

Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida. "“Social Borders, Israeli Migrant Workers and The Future of Israel as a Jewish State”." Israel Identity: Between East and West. : .

Robin A. Harper. "Neutrality in Practice: Switzerland's Role in the Middle East." European Studies Journal. 1990: .

Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida. ""In or Out – Migrant Workers in Israel: The Citizenship Dilemma".." COST Action IS0803, WG1 - Borders, Materiality, Signification. April 8-9 2010, Berlin. 2010: .

Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida. ""Who's in Who's Out? Social Borders and Israeli Migrant Workers".." Israel Studies Program, (workshop) “I am in the East but my heart is in the West”. 2010: .

Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida. ""Money Family Construction and Borders". This paper was first presented at: COST Action IS0803, WS2 - Trusting the Neighbours: Debt, Credit, Coupons and Gifts Across Borders. November 5-6 2010, Riga.." COST EastBordNet. 2010: .

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Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Morse, Janice M., Lynda J. Dimitroff, Robin Harper, Amanda Koontz, Savita Kumra, Nancy Matthew- Maich, Paul Mihas and Christina Murphe. "You Say 'Five Tomatoes,' I Say 'A Few Tomatoes." Qualitative Health Research. : .

Robin A. Harper. "Coloring Our Houses: Populations, Civic Engagement and Historic Houses in New York City." New York City Historic Houses Trust Newsletter. Spring 2012: 12-13.

Robin A. Harper. "Ubiquitous Bridgets pp 9-10. (print and http://www.historichousetrust.org/assets/attachments/HHTnewsFall10.pdf)." New York City Historic Houses Trust Newsletter. Fall 2010: 9-10.

Robin Harper. "Approaching Negotiations in Cases of Unconventional." Capitol Area Peace Studies Conference Proceedings. 1990: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

David Schultz. "Private prisons." Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice. 2010: .

David Schultz, ed. "Citizenship & Alienage." Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. 2008: .

David Schultz, ed. "Loyalty Oaths." Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution. 2008: .

Stefan Szwed, ed. "The New Germans: What’s New in the New German Citizenship Law." Building a New Transatlantic Generation. 2005: .

Yuri Kazepov, ed. "The Transformation of Inner and Outer Space: Reflections on Space and 9/11”." Cities of Europe. Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion. 2004: .

Yuri Kazepov, ed. "New York." Cities of Europe. Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion. 2004: .

Lukas K. Sosoe, ed. "Hear My Voice: Mechanisms for Community Participation for Citizens, Residents, and the Undocumented - New York Perspectives." Diversite Humaine: Democratie, Multiculturalisme et Citoyenneté.. 2003: .

Jonathan Karl, ed. "Country reports - Southwest Asia." Freedom in the World 1993. 1993: .

Monographs in Field Of Expertise

Robin Harper. "New York." The New York City Conference on Immigration: Resource Guide. 1996: .

Robin Harper. "Directory of Services to Immigrants: A Guide to Community-Based Organizations in New York City. 1996. City of New York; New York." Directory of Services to Immigrants: A Guide to Community-Based Organizations in New York City. 1996. City of New York; New York. 1996: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Anne McNevin’s Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political in Choice" 2012: .

"Michael Edwards’ ed., Handbook of Civil Society. Oxford University Press. Choice." 2012: .

"Caroline B. Brettell and Deborah Reed-Danahay’s. Civic Engagements: The Citizenship Practices of Indian and Vietnamese Immigrants" 2012: .

"Lucy William’s Global Marriage: Cross Border Marriage and Migration in a Global Context. (2010) Palgrave MacMillan, Choice." 2011: .

"Alison Munioz’s Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border. University of Minnesota Press. (2010) Choice." 2011: .

"Daniel Kanstroom's Deportation Nation in The New York Law Journal" 2008: 2.

"Niklaus Steiner’s International Migration and Citizenship Today (2009) Routledge, Choice (July)." 2010: .

"Daniel Benjamin, ed., Europe 2030 Europe, Western Europe, Transatlantic Relations, European Union, Eastern Europe. (2010) Brookings Institution Press. Choice. (December )" 2010: .

"Elizabeth Theiss-Moore's Who Counts as an American? in Choice. 2010." 2010: .

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Foreign Workers and Israeliness-Jewishness Dilemma " 2012: Provost Lecture Series, York College.

" Documents, Techniques and Technologies " 2012: EastBordNet/COST Working Group WS4, "Visualization in Berlin, Germany.

" Guess Who's Coming for Dinner? How an Ethnic State Makes Sense of Non Co-Ethnic Migrants " 2012: Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

" Migrant Workers in Israel " 2012: Official testimony presented by Dr. Hani Zubida before the Israeli Knesset, Committee on Foreign Workers.

" Should They Stay or Should They Go? Israel as an Ethnic State and the Question of Accommodation or Exclusion for Non-Coethnics Who Decide to Join the Ethnic State " 2012: Association for the Study of Nationalities.

" Where do we fit? Migrant workers between Jewishness and Israeliness – the Current Israeli citizenship debate " 2011: The Israeli Law and Society Association Annual Conference.

" "Money Family Construction and Borders". (invited lecture) " 2010: COST Action IS0803, WS2 - Trusting the Neighbours: Debt, Credit, Coupons and Gifts Across Borders..

" "Who's in Who's Out? Social Borders and Israeli Migrant Workers". . " 2010: Israel Studies Program, (workshop) “I am in the East but my heart is in the West” October 3-5, University of Calgary.

" (with Hani Zubida) The Core of the Identity, the Heart of the Dispute: Who's an Israeli? "Who is in and who is out? Social Borders and Migrant Workers in Israel" " 2010: Bar-Ilan University.

" (with Hani Zubida) "Room at the Inn? – Accepting Difference and the Future of Migrant Workers in Israel" " 2011: EPSA Net Israel, The Annual conference of the Israeli Forum for Social Welfare, The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel,.

" Will a Child Lead Them? Foreign Worker Children and the Israeliness-Jewishness Debate " 2011: Western Political Science Association annual meeting, San Antonio, April 2011..

" After the Oath: The Legacy of the Bush Administration on IUS Citizenship Policy " 2009: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

" Representing Citizenship: A German Case " 2009: Wayne State University Annual Citizenship Conference.

" Generating Political Science Space in a MySpace World: Dealing with Differing Technologic Comfort " 2009: American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning.

" Interpreting Citizenship: What Does Citizenship Mean? " 2009: Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

" Where Have All the Women’s Issues Gone? " 2009: York College.

" Non sum qualis eram: The Transformation from Permanent Resident into Citizen " 2004: Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center.

" Genre and Writing Within the Discipline " 2004: CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellows Seminar.

" When It’s All About the Grade: The Writing Process in a Grade-Focused World " 2003: CUNY Graduate Center Writing Fellows Seminar.

" Other Kinds of Potentates: a qualitative study examining the perception of the influence of US immigration policy on the private lives of Indian immigrants in New York City " 2000: IPSA.

" Hear My Voice: Mechanisms for Community Participation - New York Perspectives " 1996: Democracy, Citizenship & Pluralism, University of Montreal.

" German Integration Policies: Living in the Land of Illusion " 1994: Robert Bosch Foundation.

" Ethnic Tension, Youth and Revolution: Eastern Europe in Turmoil " 1993: George Washington University.

" Defense or Refugee Management: Role of the US Armed Forces " 1993: Columbia University MPA Conference.

" The Myth and Kurdistan " 1991: George Washington University Low Intensity Conflict Student Conference.

" Approaching Negotiations in Cases of Unconventional " 1990: Capitol Area Peace Studies Conference.

" The European Community " 1988: Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Student Conference.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Ivo Duchacek Award: 2005.

Sigma Iota Rho: 1991.

Grants-In-Aid

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Summer Institute for Israel Studies. 2012: $15,000 (value).

PSC-CUNY, Temporary Workers in Israel. 2012-2013: $6000.

PSC-CUNY, Temporary Workers in Israel. 2011-2012: $6000.

PSC-CUNY, Where For Art Thou, Classic Immigration State?. 2010-2011: $3867.

CUNY, Faculty fellowship Publication Project. 2010: course release.

CUNY - CETL, Finding Political Science Space in a MySpace World. 2009-2010: course release.

Nippon Foundation, 100 Books About Japan for York Library. 2009: $4000 (value).

PSC-CUNY, Who We Are: An examination of citizenship manuals. 2009-2010: $3750.

Wellesley College, Mary A. Hildreth Fund, Does Citizenship Really Matter?. 2008: $3000.

Harvard Univeristy Minda da Gunzburg Center, non sum qualis eram. 2004: $1000.

CUNY, Graduate Study. 1998-2003: tuition plus stipend.

Robert Bosch Foundation, German-American Intercultural Relations. 1993-1994: $35,000+ living expenses.

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Other Professional Activities and Public Service

EstBordNet/Cost External Expert: 2010-present.

New York Historic Houses Trust Directors' Council: 2009-present.

Koerber Foundation/CDS International “IntegrationXchange” Selection Committee: 2006-2007.

Robert Bosch Foundation Selection Committee: 200-2001.

Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, Vice President: 1993-2003.

Ministerial Council for Immigrant Issues: 1996.

Expert Witness for Asylum Cases: 1993-1996.

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Harper, Robin
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences