Margaret Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. Her research focuses broadly on international political economy with a special focus on the politics of migration. Her book, Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization (2017, Princeton University Press) examines the relationship between trade policy, outsourcing, and immigration policy and is based on her award winning dissertation.
Prior to coming to UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Yale Universityand at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2011. Her work has appeared in International Organization, World Politics, and International Interactions among others. She teaches classes on international political economy and migration.