Sascha Riaz

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Government
Harvard University

At Harvard, I am affiliated with The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), The Center for European Studies (CES), The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and The Immigration Initiative. I hold masters degrees in Statistics (2020) and International Relations (2017).


Working Papers

  1. Diverse News Media Decreases Misperceptions about Immigration (with Hanno Hilbig). R&R, British Journal of Political Science.
  2. Freedom of Movement Restrictions Inhibit the Social Integration of Refugees (with Hanno Hilbig)
  3. Out-group Threat and Xenophobic Hate Crimes — Evidence of Local Intergroup Conflict Dynamics between Immigrants and Natives (with Daniel Bischof and Markus Wagner)
  4. Refugee Labor Market Access Increases Support for Migration (with Anselm Hager and Hanno Hilbig).
  5. Local Newspaper Decline and Political Polarization (with Fabio Ellger, Hanno Hilbig, and Philipp Tillmann)

Ongoing Projects


Introduction to Data Science (Instructor: David Kane, Fall 2019)

Methods Pre-prefresher (Faculty Advisor: Gary King, Summer 2020)

Quantitative Social Science Methods I (Instructor: Gary King, Fall 2020)

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