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. In addition to immigration policy, his research interests are in causal inference, experimental design and analysis, survey methodology, political economy, and computational social science. His research within IPL has focused on refugee resettlement in the United States and the asylum regime in Europe.

Kirk’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science, Political Analysis, Journal of Politics, Statistical Science, Political Science Research and Methods, and Nature Human Behavior. He holds an 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.