Benjamin Helms is a PhD candidate and Bankard Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in international and comparative political economy, with a focus on the political economy of globalization and international migration. His dissertation focuses on the ways in which workers strategically react to external economic shocks, and how those reactions interact with social cleavages to generate political change and reshape citizens’ political expectations. He has taught courses in both international political economy and international relations.
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