Vivienne is currently a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been fortunate to engage with and receive support from the Browne Center for International Politics and the Perry World House. Vivienne looks forward to joining Texas Woman’s University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in fall 2019.

As a scholar, Vivienne is interested in international and comparative political economy, globalization, immigration and labor mobility, and corporate political activity. Her current research focuses on the international mobility of human capital, and her dissertation explores how and why strategies of skill selection emerge in immigration policies and diffuse across states.

Vivienne grew up in Denver, Colorado and received a BA in Economics and International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She likes recipes with less than five ingredients and enjoys building semi-functional robots.