A.I. Lopez Garcia

I am an Assistant Professor of Global Migration in the Department of Politics, and a member of the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development (GTD) Research Group at FASoS.

My research interests lie at the intersection of development and politics, with a special interest in the topic of international migration. 

My work has explored how connections with migrants abroad influence the political and social attitudes and behavior of those who remain in origin countries via financial remittances and return migration. 

My research covers topics related to bribery and political corruption, taxation and redistribution, crime and violence, and gender inequalities in the context of the Global South.

I am currently working on projects investigating the effects of migrant remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Balkans.

In most of my research, I use quantitative methods of analysis.