Katrina Burgess

January 2017 - June 2017

Katrina Burgess is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Fletcher School at
Tufts University. 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). Katrina has also published numerous book chapters and
articles, including peer-reviewed pieces in Comparative Political Studies, Latin
American Politics & Society, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative
International Development, 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-chair of the Americas Working Group of the Migration Policy Forum 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. 

Her current project addresses the conditions under which emigrants engage in politics back home and the implications for democratic governance in the Global South.