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Aura Gonzalez

Graduate Student

Aura Gonzalez

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of California, San Diego (2020)
  • A.A., San Diego Mesa College (2017)

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Overview

My name is Aura Gonzalez and I am a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I began my studies in the Fall of 2021, where my primary subfield concentration is in comparative politics. I am broadly interested in the areas of development, electoral politics, identity, climate change, and migration. I have a regional interest in South Asia.

Prior to starting at Cornell, I worked as a research assistant at Columbia University and the University of California, San Diego, where I assisted on several randomized control trials, observational studies, survey experiments, and mixed-methods papers. I am an American Political Science Association Fall Diversity Fellow for 2021-2022.

I received my BA in international studies: political science and music: violin performance from the University of California, San Diego in 2020, and earned AA degrees in physics, economics, and Japanese from San Diego Mesa College in 2017. 

Keywords

electoral politics, identity, climate change, migration, development, political economy, methods, India, South Asia

Departments/Programs

  • Government