Rafaela Dancygier

Director, Bobst Center, Program in Identities & Institutions
Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs
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. She received her Ph.D. in political science at Yale University. Her research examines how social and economic divides interact with party politics and shape electoral alignments and political conflict in Europe and the United States. Her first book, Immigration and Conflict in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010), was awarded the Best Book Award by the European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and it was also named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. 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 party politics, gender equality, and electoral cleavages. It won the 2018 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research and the 2019 APSA Luebbert Prize for the best book published in comparative politics. Her published articles cover topics such as hate crime, immigrant political incorporation, radical right populism, gender equality, and housing crises and gentrification.