I am 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. My work is in the economics of education, and my research is focused on language skills and immigrants/immigration. I study how language skills and language learning affect the economic educational, and political outcomes of immigrants and their children, and the role of public education programs and policies in supporting immigrant integration. My current projects center on adult ESOL programs, Spanish language media and English learners, and the effect of English language skills on the political knowledge and participation of immigrants. I am also interested in K-12 school choice programs and policies.

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Email: kslung@g.harvard.edu

Twitter: @slungaardmumma