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Claire Adida  
CDDRL Hewlett Fellow 2008-09 (former)

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Research Interests
effects of informal institutions on socio-economic outcomes, ethnic relations, ethnic politics and identity


Claire Adida will receive her PhD in June 2010 from the Political Science department at Stanford University, where she researches the effects of informal institutions - including identity, ethnic and migrant networks - on socio-economic outcomes.

As a CDDRL fellow (2008-09), she worked on her dissertation "Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa," for which she spent twelve months in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Niger conducting surveys and interviews with immigrant communities and their host populations. In addition, she pursued a number of ongoing projects, both individual and collaborative, on the strategies that diverse communities employ to access local public goods in Africa, and on the effects of migrant remittances on access to public goods in Mexican municipalities. In March 2009, Claire headed the field experimental team for Professor David Laitin's project on Muslim immigrant integration in France.

Starting July 2010, Claire will be an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at the University of California, San Diego.


News around the web

Stanford study shows Muslim job discrimination in France
Along with political scientist Claire Adida from the University of California-San Diego and economist Marie-Anne Valfort from Sorbonne University, ...
November 23, 2010 in Stanford University News

E-dissertations popular among graduate students
ā€œI decided to submit it electronically because I found it to be a much more convenient, cheaper and better method,ā€ said Adida, a doctoral student in the political science department who recently submitted a dissertation titled ā€œImmigration Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa.ā€
May 19, 2010 in The Stanford Daily