Hannah Postel

2022 Graduate Population Studies and Social Policy
Office Phone
220 Wallace Hall

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University. I use novel data to explore the relationship between migration and economic development and provide historical perspective on population movements and policies (more details under Research). I completed my PhD in Demography and Social Policy in 2022 at Princeton University

I previously worked on a range of migration research and policy initiatives at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC, and maintain this policy engagement as a Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute's Human Mobility Initiative. I graduated from Middlebury College in 2013 with a BA in International Politics and Economics; I'm fluent in Spanish and (diminishingly) proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

​Migration has always been my "thing," from leading a community outreach program for migrant dairy workers in Vermont to working in the visa section of the US Consulate Chengdu, China. When I'm not thinking about human mobility I'm probably eating spicy food, wandering around with my very old camera, or snuggling my cat Rhubarb.