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Rebecca Hamlin

Rebecca Hamlin

Professional Title: 

Associate Professor of Legal Studies


Thompson 502


Office Hours: 

Fall 2018: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm and by appointment.


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 new book project, Categories in Crisis explores the history and contemporary implications of the migrant/refugee binary.

My previous book, Let me be a Refugee was published by Oxford University Press in 2014:

Area of Study: 

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Public law

Curriculum Vitae: 

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  • Legal Studies