Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Department of Political Science
Graduate Fellow, RegLab (Stanford Law School)
Graduate Affiliate, Immigration Policy Lab
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford's political science department and a fellow at Stanford Law School's Regulation, Evaluation and Governance Lab. My research uses government case-tracking databases to better understand who is deported and why. From 2016 to 2019, I worked as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project in New York, where I helped litigate challenges to the Trump Administration’s use of immigration detention, its arbitrary revocation of DACA grants, and its Muslim Ban.
I study systems of mass adjudication, administrative review, and the use of data analysis in litigation. One of my projects evaluates how effective county sanctuary policies are at preventing deportations; another compares administrative review in immigration proceedings and Social Security disability determinations.
dhausman (at) stanford.edu