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Claire Adida

Claire Adida is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab (PDEL), the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics Groups (EGAP). Her current research investigates the conditions that reduce out-group discrimination, and the strategies vulnerable minorities employ to navigate discriminatory environments.

Her work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Economics and Politics, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, and Harvard University Press. Her research has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics group.

Adida received her PhD in comparative politics from Stanford University in 2010.

  • Comparative politics
  • Ethnicity
  • Identity
  • Inter-group cooperation


Adida, Claire L., David D. Laitin, Marie-Anne Valfort. 2016. Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Adida, Claire L. 2014. Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa: Coethnic Strangers. Cambridge University Press.


Adida, Claire L., Adam Chabi Bouko, Alex Verink, Ganz Chockalingam, and Jennifer Burney. 2018. “Pilot of a Mobile Money School Fee Payment System in Rural Benin.” PLOS One 13 (6): e0198240.

Adida, Claire L., Kim Dionne, and Melina Platas. 2018. “Ebola, Elections, and Immigration: How Politicizing an Epidemic Can Shape Public Attitudes.” Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Adida, Claire L., Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon, and Gwyneth McClendon. 2017. Reducing or Reinforcing In-group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12 (4).
Adida, Claire L., Lauren Davenport, and Gwyneth McClendon. 2016. Racial Cueing Across Minorities: A Survey Experiment on Candidate Evaluation in the United States. Public Opinion Quarterly 80 (4): 81536.
Adida, Claire L., David D. Laitin, and Marie-Anne Valfort. 2016. One Muslim Is Enough! Evidence from a Field Experiment in FranceAnnals of Economics and Statistics 121/122 (June): 121–60. DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.121-122.121.
Adida, Claire L.Karen Feree, Daniel Posner, and Amanda Robinson. 2016. Who’s Asking? Interviewer Coethnicity Effects in African Survey DataComparative Political Studies 49 (12): 1630–60.