Katrina Burgess

Visiting Fellow
Katrina Burgess is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her current project addresses the conditions under which emigrants engage in politics back home with an emphasis on the role of outreach strategies by homeland states and parties. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy (Pittsburgh, 2004) and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection (Stanford, 1993). She has also published numerous book chapters and articles, including peer-reviewed pieces in International Political Science Review, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Latin American Politics & Society, Comparative Political Studies, South European Society & Politics, and World Politics. Professor Burgess received a B.A. (with High Honors) in political science from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. Currently co-director of a Carnegie-funded project on Transit Migration and Deportation in the Americas at Fletcher, she served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, DC and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles. She can be reached at katrina.burgess@tufts.edu.