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Doctoral StudentComparative Politics
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Jennifer's research interests include race and ethnicity, nationalism, immigration and integration, political parties and European integration. Her dissertation addresses several pressing questions regarding national identity and the democratic inclusion of underrepresented groups by explaining a puzzle in Western European politics: center-right parties' attempts to win the votes of immigrants and their descendants.
Jennifer systematically compares center-right parties' strategies toward these voters in Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, the netherlands, and Sweden, using two novel datasets: one of electoral and organizational appeals to ethnic minorities and the other comprising party positions on all cross-nationally comparable policies aimed at migrants and minority citizens from 1980 through 2008. She uses the data to identify the determinants of the substantial variation in center-right party strategy, and thus understand when these parties seek to redefine the nation.
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