Mathilde Emeriau

Assistant Professor of Government
London School of Economics



Mathilde is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. Her research centers on discrimination and immigrant integration, with a focus on France. In her dissertation, she examined who gets refugee status and how refugees integrate in France, using original data collection. She successfully negotiated an unprecedented research agreement with the French asylum office to collect archival records of over 4,000 asylum applications, and she surveyed a representative sample of about 2,000 refugees living in France.

Mathilde graduated from Stanford University in June 2019 with a PhD in political science. Before attending Stanford, she completed an MA in economics at the Paris School of Economics, and she worked on evaluations of health and cash transfer interventions with Innovations for Poverty Action in Cameroon, Uganda, and Liberia.