Kirsten Slungaard Mumma is a Ph.D candidate in Education at Harvard University, an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) PIER fellow at the Center for Education Policy Research, and a recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) dissertation grant. Her work is in the economics of education, and her research is focused on language skills and immigrants/immigration. She studies how language skills and language learning affect the economic, social, and political outcomes of immigrants and their children, and the role of public education programs and policies in supporting immigrant integration. Her current projects are focused on adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs, Spanish language media, and the effect of English language skills on the political incorporation of immigrants to the United States. She is also interested in K-12 school choice programs and policies.
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