Penn Arts and Sciences

Rethinking Race and Immigration in an Era of Mass Immigration: Evidence from a High-Skilled Gateway (Thomas Jiménez)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

103 McNeil Building

Tomas R. Jiménez is an assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion. Professor Jiménez is currently spending a sabbatical year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS). His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity (University of California Press, 2010) draws on interviews and participant observation to understand how uninterrupted Mexican immigration influences the ethnic identity oflater-generation Mexican Americans. The book was recently awarded the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Latinos/as Section 2011 Distinguished Book Award. Professor Jiménez has also published this research in the American Sociological Review (forthcoming), American Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Science Quarterly, DuBois Review, and the Annual Review of Sociology.

Professor Jiménez is being hosted by the Department of Sociology Colloquium Series.

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