Margaret Peters is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Chair of the Global Studies Interdisciplinary Program at UCLA. For 2023-2024, she is a Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Carnegie California. 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 received the Lowi award for the best first book from APSA and IPSA, and the Best Book Award from the IPE and Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Sections of the International Studies Associations and the Migration and Citizenship section of APSA.
Prior to coming to UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Yale University and 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 BJPS, among others. She teaches classes on international political economy and migration.