Vicky Fouka is an assistant professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Her main research focus is group identity and ingroup-outgroup relations. She studies the conditions under which outgroup members are accepted as part of the ingroup and the determinants of ingroup views towards outgroups. Major applications of her research include immigrant assimilation, the determinants of native prejudice against immigrants, the long-run effects of intergroup conflict and the interaction between ethnicity and race. She has conducted primarily empirical work in various historical and geographic contexts, with a main focus on early 20th century US and contemporary Western Europe. Her papers are published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Politics and Economic Journal. She received a PhD in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University in 2015.
Fouka's research was featured in The Europe Center April 2018 Newsletter.