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Sharpe, Michael

Sharpe, Michael


Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2695
Office Location: AC-4E05

Dr. Sharpe is Professor of Political Science at York College and Professor of Political Science and Professor of International Migration Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Dr. Sharpe's areas of expertise are comparative politics and international relations and research interests concern the politics of migration, immigrant political incorporation, and political transnationalism in liberal democracies around the world. His first book Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: The Netherlands and Japan in the Age of Globalization was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014. Dr. Sharpe’s work has appeared in scholarly venues including Ethnopolitics, Japanese Journal of Political Science, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Policy and Society and journalistic outlets The Washington Post, Newsweek, Associated Press, Mainichi Shimbun, and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

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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 

Areas of Expertise

  • politics of international migration
  • comparative immigration studies
  • globalization
  • immigrant political incorporation
  • comparative politics
  • international relations
  • political transnationalism

Publications in Field Of Expertise