My name is Aura Gonzalez and I am a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Government at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I began my studies in the Fall of 2021, where my primary subfield concentration is in comparative politics. I am broadly interested in the areas of development, identity, migration, and climate change. I have a regional interest in South Asia.

Currently, I am a research assistant at Columbia University, and I am a former research assistant at the University of California, San Diego. I am an American Political Science Association Fall Diversity Fellow for 2021-2022 and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow for 2022-2023.

I received my BA in international studies: political science and music: violin performance in 2020 from the University of California, San Diego, and earned AA degrees in physics, economics, and Japanese from San Diego Mesa College in 2017.

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