My name is Emily VanMeter, and I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. I specialize in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Methodology. If you wish to learn more about what I'm working on at the moment, head to my Research page.
My dissertation explores the persistent effects of domestic trade and migration policies in developing England, Scotland, Ireland and France. In my first paper, I show how divergent historical interests led to a political bargain with long-standing ramifications to the national economy. In my second paper, I show that, as an unintended consequence of these policies, levels of internal state development varied, and created undesirable obstacles to central governance and redistribution. This, I argue in my third paper, led to the contemporaneous movements for greater autonomy we see in Scotland, Cornwall, Bretagne, and Occitan, among other regions.
If any of the topics below (or an intersection between them) interest you, feel free to send me an email! I love talking about my research, collaboration, and learning new things.
Research interests: political leadership and policy-making, migration, comparative political economy, state formation, identity politics, civil conflict, non-democratic regimes.
Prior to my graduate studies, I earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in French from the University of Kentucky. Go Cats!
You can find my profile, alongside many other qualified women, on womenalsoknowstuff.com. I also have a more frequently updated profile on Google Scholar.