Dr. Ju uses mixed-methods approaches to study race/ethnicity, gender, international migration, health & social policy, social determinants of health, the non-profit sector, and urban politics in North America, Latin America, Europe, and East Asia.  Prior to returning to academia in the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Ju worked in international development consulting in Washington, DC and in New York City.  She has taught at UCLA, the University of California Washington Center, York College of the City University of New York, Marymount Manhattan College, Knox College, and Quinnipiac University. Her forthcoming book, Identities Matter: Politics of Immigration and Incorporation (Oxford University Press), will be released in Spring 2025 and was the winner of a 2022 American Political Science Association Minority Serving Institution Virtual Book Workshop Award. 

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Global Studies & Political Science, 2019-present

Year Started


Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

M.A. in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

B.A. in Political Science, University of Washington, 2007

B.A. in Spanish, University of Washington, 2007

B.A. in European Studies, University of Washington, 2007

B.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Washington. 2007

Publications & Articles

Department Group

School Group

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences