My name is Aura Gonzalez and I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I began my studies in the Fall of 2021, where my primary subfield concentration is in comparative politics. I am broadly interested in the areas of development, climate, migration, and identity. I have a regional interest in South Asia.
Prior to Cornell, I worked as a research assistant at Columbia University and the University of California, San Diego. I am an American Political Science Association Fall Diversity Fellow for 2021-2022, a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow in Hindi for 2022-2024, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow for 2023-2028.
I received my BA in international studies: political science and music: violin performance in 2020 from the University of California, San Diego, and earned AA degrees in physics, economics, and Japanese from San Diego Mesa College in 2017.
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