Hans Lueders is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science, specializing in comparative politics, international relations, and quantitative methodology. His research focuses on the politics of migration and political representation. His dissertation project explores the political consequences of domestic migration. Focusing on both the former socialist German Democratic Republic and contemporary, democratic Germany, Hans argues that domestic migration alters politics in both sending and receiving areas due to the political differences between migrants and non-migrants. In a second, co-authored book project, he investigates how migration alters politics, social ties, and service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. Hans also studies the quality of democratic institutions and political representation, with projects on responsiveness and accountability surrounding non-competitive elections, sources of citizen dissatisfaction with democracy, political campaigning, and democratic backsliding.
Hans is a graduate fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford, where he researches how local policies impact the integration of and migration patterns among unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
His work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Journal of Politics, and the European Political Science Review, among others.
Before attending Stanford, Hans completed a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science at Heidelberg University and spent two years as exchange scholar and Visiting Assistant in Research at the Department of Political Science at Yale University.