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Harper, Robin

Harper, Robin


Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2692
Office Location: AC-4D06G

Robin A. Harper is a Professor of Political Science. My research focuses on immigration, citizenship and civic engagement. Projects explore how migrants in the United States and Germany think about citizenship and how those understandings influence civic engagement; federal and city citizen-making processes; the role of temporary labor migrants in Israel. My classes concern citizenship and questions of inclusion/exclusion through American and Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Law and Public Administration. Before York, I was Visiting Assistant Professor at Wellesley College and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens College; Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Language Services; Social Services and Immigrant Affairs Policy Supervisor at NYC OMB; Policy Analyst in the Berlin, Germany Ministry for Labor in the Immigrant Integration Department as a Robert Bosch Fellow; Project Supervisor for a cross-border program in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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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 

Areas of Expertise

  • Citizenship Policy
  • Immigration/Immigrant Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy

Publications in Field Of Expertise