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Ph.D., M.A. Brown University; B.A., Cornell University
Emmanuel College, Associate Professor & Chair 2013-present
Harvard University, Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor 2015-2016
Harvard University, Visiting Associate Professor Fall 2013
Emmanuel College, Assistant Professor & Chair 2011-2013
Emmanuel College, Assistant Professor 2007-2011
Emmanuel College, Visiting Assistant Professor 2006-2007
Brown University, Teaching Assistant 1999-2002
Brown University, Instructor 1999-2000
What I Love About Emmanuel:
I have been at Emmanuel since 2006 and what I have consistently loved the most are the students. They are interested, engaged, and passionate about the world around them. I see this in the students in my classes, those with whom I work, and those I just meet in the halls.
From Immigrant to Naturalized Citizen: Political Incorporation in the United States
Bueker, Catherine Simpson. New York: LFB Publishing, 2006.
Articles, Book Chapters, Essays:
My research focuses on the ways in which people engage civically and politically in American society and how they become a part of the public sphere. I have historically focused on the political incorporation of immigrants, via citizenship acquisition and voter turnout, but I also examine how native-born Americans engage. I have studied everything from Latino voter turnout in presidential elections to how residents of a small town publicly engage over the use of public space. I am currently working on a chapter entitled "Politics" for an introduction to sociology textbook (Kendall Hunt), as well as essays on "Citizenship" and "Immigrants and Welfare" for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism (Wiley-Blackwell).