Vicky Fouka is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. She studies immigration, ethnic identity, ingroup-outgroup relations, and culture. Most of her research has focused on the determinants of immigrant assimilation in a historical and comparative context. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review and the Review of Economic Studies. She has a PhD in economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. At Hoover she is examining the effects of state and societal assimilationist pressures on immigrant identity.