Michael Ahn Paarlberg is a regular contributor to the Guardian on labor and employment issues, and a doctoral candidate and researcher at Georgetown University, where he has taught Latin American politics. He is also the classical music and opera critic for the Washington City Paper, where he also writes about immigrant communities, and has contributed to the Washington Post, the New Republic, Slate, the Huffington Post, Jacobin, In These Times, and other publications. His research on transnational elections and diaspora politics has been published in Comparative Politics and Contemporary Issues for People of Color in the U.S. Today. Previously, he worked for the Service Employees International Union and the Center for American Progress.



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Associate Fellow

Institute for Policy Studies

Global Economy


Topics of Interest

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