Jae Yeon (Jay-un) Kim

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley affiliated with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. 

My research centers on historical approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, and politics in the U.S. and beyond. My dissertation examines how solidarity evolves among minority groups. I specifically focus on how opportunity, increased access to the welfare state, not threat 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, structured case studies, and computational text analysis. I also have other works on ethnic and gender 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: 
Taeku Lee
Paul Pierson
Eric Schickler