Political Science

Gemma Dipoppa

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Rm 308/Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs - 111 Thayer Street
Areas of Expertise Methods, Politics and History, Political Economy, World Politics
Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm–3:00pm


Gemma Dipoppa is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Her research examines current threats to the legitimacy of the state. In her book project, she studies how criminal organizations are expanding to the richest countries in the world. She also considers the consequences of organized crime infiltration on politics and which policies are most effective at curbing criminal governance. Strong states face important challenges also in the management of immigration. In her research, Gemma asks what causes clashes between natives and migrants and how these fractures can be healed, and integration policies be promoted without backlash. Her research is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.  Before joining Brown, Gemma received a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Pennsylvania and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Stanford University.