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Rebecca Hamlin

Rebecca Hamlin

Professional Title: 

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies


Thompson 502


Office Hours: 

Parental leave, Spring 2017


PhD, Political Science & MA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; BA, University of Chicago


My research is focused on law and immigration politics. I am interested in how administrative agencies and courts adjudicate migration and citizenship questions, and the political responses to judicial involvement in migration matters. I have a particular interest in migrant categorization and the concept of a refugee. 

My book, Let me be a Refugee (Oxford University Press, 2014):

Area of Study: 

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Law and society
  • Public law

Curriculum Vitae: 

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  • Legal Studies