I am a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. I received my joint Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University in January 2019. My research focuses on public and policy responses to diversity and migration. Drawing on insights from behavioral economics, I develop theories of political conflict over group identity and inequality, as well as test their implications using experimental and quasi-experimental approaches. As a part of this agenda, my dissertation examines under what conditions voters would accept increasing immigration (see my job market paper). My other work has been published in American Political Science Review and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

I can be reached at akustov [at] princeton [dot] edu.