Institute for Immigration Research


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  • Rasmieyh R Abdelnabi

    Rasmieyh R Abdelnabi

    Middle Eastern culture and society, ethnography, immigration, Middle Eastern diaspora communities in the United States, social movements, youth activism, and gender


  • Amy L Best

    Amy L Best



    Sociology: Sociology of everyday life, social inequalities, feminist and qualitative approaches to social research, youth and gender, sociology of food


  • John G. Dale

    John G. Dale

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Globalization; transnational networks; comparative & historical sociology; economic sociology; political sociology; social movements & collective action; sociology of human rights; urban & community development; institutional management of imagination, creativity, and knowledge production; political cultures of impact investing and social entrepreneurship

  • Shannon N Davis

    Shannon N Davis

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods


  • Gregory A Guagnano

    Gregory A Guagnano

    Associate Professor

    Political economy of resource control, environmental sociology, social psychology of environmental concern, research methods and design, statistics, diffusion of technological innovation



  • Mehtab S. Karim

    Mehtab S. Karim

    Research Professor

  • Dae Young Kim

    Dae Young Kim

    Director of Undergraduate Program in Sociology

    Associate Professor

    Sociology: Immigration, ethnicity, race, Asian American studies, and globalization

  • Marissa Kiss

    Marissa Kiss



  • Justin Patrick Lowry

    Justin Patrick Lowry

    Maya archaeology, Central American archaeology, trade in the ancient world, ancient land use, GIS in archaeology


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  • Louise Puck

    Louise Puck

    Day laborers, credentials and human capital, immigration policies, immigrant integration including concepts of social capital, English proficiency, socioeconomic attainment, interview techniques and data collection methods for both qualitative and quantitative research methods.


  • James Witte

    James Witte

    Director, Institute for Immigration Research

    Sociology: Use of the world wide web to collect survey data, comparison of online and off line societies