Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology; University of California, Davis
Brief Bio: The research interests I developed at Penn State center on stratification, sociology of education, and quantitative methods. Much of my current research focuses on large-scale immigration’s consequences for children, schools, and communities. I am particularly interested in community-level effects: the consequences of living and attending school in an immigrant-rich community versus one with lower historical immigration levels. Specific projects in this thread include examinations of cross-community discrepancies in immigrant children’s disability identification, neighborhood influences on Mexican American immigrant children’s academic achievement, and historical trends in migration and public school funding in the U.S. (with fellow Penn State Demography alum, Matt Hall).