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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Peter C. Mohanty

B.A. Political Science (Swarthmore College), M.S. Statistics (University of Texas at Austin)

Peter C. Mohanty

Biography

Hailing from Stony Brook, New York, Pete Mohanty graduated from Swarthmore College with honors in political science and history, which he also studied as an exchange student at the Free University of Berlin. Before coming to UT, Pete worked as a canvass director in New York and Philadelphia. As a UT student, he has studied French at the International Institute for the Study of French in Strasbourg, France, and as a Center for European Studies FLAS Fellow. He recently completed a master’s in statistics as a University Continuing Fellow; his master’s report discussed the use of Bayesian multilevel models in cross-national research about spatial party preferences.

Pete’s dissertation, Immigration Politics in a (Dis)Integrating Europe, focuses on how immigration has transformed understandings of political membership and the politics of right and left in the European Union by combining his interests in normative political theory and empirical research. His article "Thick and Thin Public Sentiments and the Politics of Immigration in Europe" appeared in Comparative Sociology. "Gendered Jobs: Integrating Immigrants vs. Controlling Immigration in the European Union" (co-authored with Terri Givens, Melanie Hughes, and Suzanna Crage) appeared recently in Politics & Gender. A co-authored chapter on the quantitative study of key policy documents is forthcoming in a book (authored by Terri Givens and Rhonda Evans Case) from Oxford University Press, Legislating Equality—the Politics of Antidiscrimination in Europe. The three recently presented this project on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

Interests

Immigration, European Union, Political Theory, Ideology, Public Opinion, Quantitative Methodology
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