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Aaron Ponce

Aaron is a Hoosier by birth who grew up in the great state of Texas. He is a student of international studies (BAIS 2001, U Miami), linguistics (MA 2006, Texas), law (JD 2010, Wisconsin), and sociology (MA 2010, Indiana). Broadly, his work centers on international migration and immigration policy from a cross-national perspective. More specifically, his research focuses on the welfare state and immigration to the Nordic countries of Europe.

When not in school, Aaron has interpreted for overseas patients at the National Institutes of Health, taught English to junior high school students in Ibaraki, Japan, and helped migrant workers in the upper Midwest obtain important legal services. Aaron is currently a Research Associate at Pew Research Center with the Global Attitudes division. He and his partner have two dogs, Lola and Rocco, and a cat named Per who make life infinitely more interesting.