Michael Paarlberg

Michael Ahn Paarlberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Founders Hall 301, 827 W. Franklin St., Room 301

Office hours: By appointment

Curriculum vitae

Latin America

International Migration

Labor Politics


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Georgetown University
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • B.A., Political Science, Williams College

Research Interests

  • Latin American politics
  • International migration and diasporas
  • Labor politics

Select Publications

  • “Sanctuary Policies and the Influence of Local Demographics and Partnership.” with Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien and Loren Collingwood. Urban Affairs Review, 2023
  • “Transnational Gangs and Criminal Remittances: A Conceptual Framework.” Comparative Migration Studies Vol. 10, no. 24, 2022
  • “Hometown Associations and Parties as Vehicles for Mexican Electoral Campaigns in the US.” Representation, 2020
  • “Competing for the Diaspora’s Influence at Home: Party Structure and Transnational Campaign Activity in Latin America.”  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Vol. 45, no. 4, 2019
  • “Transnational Militancy: Diaspora Influence over Electoral Activity in Latin America.” Comparative Politics Vol. 49, no. 4, 2017


  • Institute for Policy Studies, Associate Fellow


  • POLI 389: Politics of Immigration
  • POLI 353: Latin American Government and Politics
  • POLI 320: Research Methods
  • POLI 109: Comparative Politics