Aaron Ponce is a PhD Candidate in sociology at Indiana University. Broadly, Aaron's research interests are in international migration, political sociology, the welfare state, and public opinion. His dissertation focuses on international migration patterns to the universalist welfare states of Nordic Europe and the effect of increasing diversity on social cohesion and welfare support in the region and across the continent.
Aaron's interests in international migration and the lives of migrants are supported by a varied skill set, with degrees earned in international studies (BAIS 2001, U Miami), linguistics (MA 2004, U Texas), law (JD 2010, U Wisconsin), and sociology (MA 2010, Indiana U). Professionally, he has worked as a Research Associate at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C., served migrant workers in the Upper Midwest with Legal Action Wisconsin, taught English to students in Ibaraki Japan with the JET Program, and interpreted and translated for overseas patients at the National Institutes of Health.
Aaron strives to bring the breadth of all of his training and experiences to both his research and teaching. For more information, please visit www.aaronponce.com .