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Harper, Robin

Harper, Robin

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Citizenship Policy
  • Immigration/Immigrant Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
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.
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 

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Harper, Robin
 

Harper, Robin
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences