Daniel Masterson is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research explores conflict between refugees and host communities, refugee decision-making about when and where to migrate, and how refugees cooperate in order to support themselves, with a regional focus in the Middle East. Daniel’s work has appeared in the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. From 2018 to 2020 Daniel was a postdoctoral fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University. He received his PhD in political science with distinction from Yale University in May 2018. He also holds a BA from Bates College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.