Hans Lueders is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science, specializing in comparative politics, international relations, and quantitative methodology. His research focuses on migration, immigrant integration, and political representation. In his dissertation project, Hans examines the political consequences of domestic migration and in particular how the loss of politically active citizens in sending areas due to selective domestic migration reshapes politics and political representation in a country. He probes the relationship between domestic migration and politics using historical data on migration and protest participation in the former German Democratic Republic as well as original data on domestic migration, political activism, election results, and party strategies in contemporary Germany. Additional evidence is drawn from data on domestic migration and economic development projects across European regions and an analysis of the political consequences of the Great Migration in the American South.
Hans is a graduate fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford, where he researches the integration of unauthorized immigrants in the United States. His work has been published, among others, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Journal of Politics, and the European Political Science Review.
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 Yale’s Department of Political Science.