Onoso Imoagene, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor of Sociology


Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, 2011
M.A. Sociology, Harvard University, 2008
M.Phil. Modern Society and Global Transformations, Cambridge University, 2002
B.Sc., Sociology, University of Ibadan, 1999

Curriculum Vitae

Research Description: 

My research is in the areas of International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation with a special focus on first and second generation African immigrants in the British and American Diasporas; Inter-ethnic group (black-on-black) relations; the intersection of race, ethnicity, and class in assimilation outcomes of the African second generation; Impact of National Factors on Assimilation Outcomes; Immigration and Education; and Migration and Development.  I take a comparative approach in my research. The findings from my just concluded research project on the identity formation processes of the adult Nigerian second generation is forthcoming in a book published by University of California Press titled Beyond Expectations: Second Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain. My current research project--The Dreams Project--is a multi-site study on Ghanaian and Nigerian Diversity Visa Lottery Winners in the United States and their families back home.

Contact Information: 

Office: 291 McNeil Building
Phone: 215-898-4428