Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Department of Political Science
Vasiliky Fouka is an assistant professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Her main research focus is group identity and ingroup-outgroup relations. She studies the conditions under which minority members identify with and are accepted by a majority, and the implications of that for the design of policies and institutions.
Major applications of her research include immigrant assimilation, the determinants of prejudice against ethnic and racial minorities, and the long-run effects of history for inter-group relations.
She does primarily empirical work in various historical and geographic contexts, with a main focus on early 20th century US and contemporary Western Europe. Vasiliky received her PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in 2015.
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