Jae Yeon (Jay-un) Kim

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.

My dissertation examines how the welfare state expansion influenced the rise of race-based coalitions among minority groups in post-civil rights America. I have been lucky enough to receive support from California Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequality Fellowshipthe Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Doctoral Fellowshipthe Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellowshipthe Edward Hildebrand Research Fellowship, among others.

In a previous life, I worked in the tech industry.

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