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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. 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:
DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
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 
Harper, Robin
 

Harper, Robin
Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences