Michael Ahn Paarlberg is an Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow and assistant professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-author of the report “The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers in the United States,” published jointly by the Institute for Policy Studies and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. He is also the author of “Transnational Militancy: Diaspora Influence over Electoral Activity in Latin America,” published in the July 2017 edition of Comparative Politics.

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Associate Fellow

Institute for Policy Studies

Global Economy

mpaarlberg@ips-dc.org

Topics of Interest

economic development, immigration, Inequality, labor, Latin America, Worker Rights