Mathilde Emeriau is a Ph.D. Candidate with an interest in comparative politics and quantitative methodology. Her research centers on immigrant integration, with a focus on France. In her dissertation, she examines who gets refugee status and how do refugees integrate in France using two 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 survey a representative sample of about 2,000 refugees living in France.
Her research has been supported by the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab, the Europe Center, and the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Before attending Stanford, she completed a M.A in Economics at the Paris School of Economics and worked on evaluations of health and cash transfer interventions with Innovations for Poverty Action in Cameroon, Uganda and Liberia.