Rafaela Dancygier

IBM Professor in International Studies
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Office Phone
103 Bobst Hall

Rafaela Dancygier is Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, specializing in the comparative politics of advanced democracies. Her work has examined the domestic consequences of international immigration, the political representation of immigrant-origin minorities, and the determinants of discrimination and ethnic conflict.  Her first book Immigration and Conflict in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010) explains how immigration regimes and local political economies determine whether or not immigration destinations witness conflict between immigrants and natives, between immigrants and the state, or no conflict at all. Her second book, Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics (Princeton University Press, 2017) examines how minority groups are incorporated into politics and explores the consequences of this inclusion for the nature of party politics and electoral cleavages. Her other work has appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, World Politics and in edited volumes.

Dancygier's current work investigates contemporary electoral realignments in Europe and the US, with a focus on electoral geography, housing and gender.


Ph.D. Political Science
Yale University, 2007

Selected Publications

"Emigration and Radical Right Populism(Link is external) (Link opens in new window)," with Sirus Dehdari, David Laitin, Moritz Marbach and Kåre Vernby. Forthcoming at American Journal of Political Science

2023. "Hate crime supporters are found across age, gender, and income groups and are susceptible to violent political appeals"(Link is external) (Link opens in new window). Proceedings of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. 120(7), e2212757120