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Harper, Robin

Harper, Robin

Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Citizenship Policy
  • Immigration/Immigrant Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
Robin A. Harper is an Associate 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.
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