Nicole Wu’s research in political science examines how technological change and automation affect people and their preferences. She studies how individuals, labour groups, and firms perceive technological advancement and its impacts on work and the economy. Her current work, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, investigates the sources of technological support and opposition and factors that help align the interests of labour and capital owners.
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University, 2020-2021
- Barbour Scholar, University of Michigan, 2019-2020
- John W. Kingdon Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Michigan, 2017 & 2019
- Wu, N. (2022). Misattributed blame? Attitudes toward globalization in the age of automation. Political Science Research and Methods, 10(3), 470-487.
- Wu, N. (2022). “Restrict foreigners, not robots”: Partisan responses to automation threat. Economics & Politics.
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