Duncan Lawrence holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on immigration, comparative political behavior, political economy and Latin America. His early interest in immigration and immigrant integration developed out of his work as a medical interpreter for a non-profit serving Spanish speaking immigrants in Wyoming. He is a two-time Fulbright recipient, first serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Argentina in 2005 and then more recently as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile investigating how connections to emigrants impact perceptions of immigration.
Duncan is the co-founder of the Telluride Research Group, LLC, an innovative data analysis and research firm that assists businesses and organizations in using social science research methods to understand problems and policy, and make better decisions. His research has appeared in journals such as Electoral Studies, The Latin Americanist and Latin American Research Review.