Nina’s primary interest is in the manifestations and impact of flexible accumulation and the emergence of the European Union on the politics of identity in contemporary France. She comes to Stanford with a strong background in French studies, and turned to anthropology during her undergraduate studies at Colby College. She has focused on the rise of the extreme right French political party, the Front National. She has since shifted to studying transnational labor migration and the experiences of illegal immigrants in France. Nina plans to study the immigrant populations in France itself, as well as the former colonies from which the immigrants originate.