PhD candidate and Research Assistant
Marypaz joined the Department of Political Economy in October 2021. Her PhD focuses on how migrants interact with the immigration system and the influence media coverage of immigration issues has on this relationship. She holds an MSc in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago.
She also works as a Research Assistant within the Communities and Opportunities team at the Policy Institute at King’s. She formally joined the team in October 2023, although she previously spent a year doing work at the Institute on a project-by-project basis. Her focus at the Policy Institute lies in qualitative methodology, focusing on deliberative methods, although she has implemented mixed methods in her past academic work.
Prior to her starting her PhD and beginning her work as a research assistant, she worked in the immigration law and advocacy field in the US and Ireland.