Kirk Bansak

Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of California, San Diego



Kirk is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego. He is a faculty affiliate of the Immigration Policy Lab, as well as a faculty affiliate of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego.

In addition to immigration policy, Kirk’s research interests are in causal inference, experimental design and analysis, survey methodology, political economy, and computational social science. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science, Political Analysis, Journal of Politics, Statistical Science, Political Science Research and MethodsNature Human Behavior, and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and M.S. in statistics from Stanford, an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School (Tufts), and a B.A. in anthropology from Harvard University.