Laura Jakli

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Personal Statement: 

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a research associate at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, a data consultant at D-Lab Berkeley, and an affiliate of the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. 

I am currently a visiting researcher at University College London, Department of Security and Crime Science. In the Fall of 2018, I will be a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University

My main research interests are in comparative politics and political behavior.  My  research leverages geospatial analysis, field and survey experiments, and various computational methods to study the European migrant crisis, recent populist movements, and the role of digital networks in political polarization.​

My research has recently been featured in news publications such as The Washington Post and VICE News.

​I hold a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornell University (2014) and an M.A. (with Distinction) from the University of California, Berkeley (2016).

For more information, please visit my website here

Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Political Behavior
Methodology & Formal Theory