About

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Essex. I was awarded a PhD from University College London (UCL) in March 2019.

My areas of expertise are international relations, comparative politics and research methods. My research agenda focuses on migration, refugee movement and immigration policy. Methodologically, I specialize in computational methods, field and survey experiments and focus group design.

Research

Publications

Schwartz, Cassilde, Simon, Miranda, Hudson, David, Johnson, Shane D. (forthcoming). Law Breaking and Law Bending: How International Migrants Negotiate with State Borders. International Studies Quarterly.

Schwartz, Cassilde, Simon, Miranda, Hudson, David, Hudson, Jennifer (2020). A Populist Paradox? How Brexit Softened Anti-Immigrant Attitudes. British Journal of Political Science.

Simon, Miranda (2019). Path Dependency and Adaptation: The Effects of Policy on Migration SystemsJournal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

Simon, Miranda, Schwartz, Cassilde, Hudson, David, and Johnson, Shane D. (2018). A data-driven computational model on the effects of immigration policies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Belur, Jyoti, Tompson, Lisa, Thornton, Amy and Simon, Miranda (2018). Inter-rater reliability in systematic review methodology: exploring variation in coder decision-making. Sociological Methods and Research.

Media Coverage

“A data-driven computational model on the effects of immigration policies” was covered by the The Guardian, The Independent and La Presse.

“A Populist Paradox? How Brexit Softened Anti-Immigrant Attitudes” was covered by Forbes and Al Jazeera

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