Gemma Dipoppa


I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. My research examines current threats to the legitimacy of the state. In my book project, I study how criminal organizations are expanding to the richest countries in the world. I consider the consequences of organized crime infiltration on politics and which policies are most effective at curbing criminal governance. Strong states face important challenges also in the management of immigration. In my research, I ask what causes clashes between natives and migrants and how these fractures can be healed, and integration policies be promoted without backlash. My work is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade. Before joining Brown, I received a Ph.D in political science from University of Pennsylvania and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Stanford University.