I am a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. 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 and book project 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, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Political Psychology.
In September 2019, I will join the MacMillan Center at Yale University as a Postdoctoral Associate. I received my joint Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University's Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. I can be reached at akustov [at] princeton [dot] edu.