Jae Yeon (Jay-un) Kim

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research focuses on the historical origins of panethnic coalitions among ethnic minorities in the U.S. and beyond. I am generally interested in historical and comparative approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, and politics.

My dissertation examines how opportunity, specifically in the form of increased access to the welfare state, explains the rise of Asian American and Latino panethnic coalitions in the 1960s and 1970s. My research draws on original large-N and archival data collection and utilizes a mixed-method approach, combining natural experiments, statistical modeling, computational text analysis, and structured case studies. I also have other works on race, immigration, and inequality in the United States and identity politics in East Asia.

My CV and work can be accessed at here.

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Paul Pierson and Taeku Lee (co-chairs)
Primary Subfield: 
American Politics
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Political Behavior
Academic Advisors: 
Paul Pierson
Taeku Lee
Eric Schickler