Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture & Interaction: Isaac Martin, Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego
"Public Policy as a Cultural Object"
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: Phoebe Ho, Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania and Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
"'American' at Home, 'Immigrant' at School: The Acculturation and Social Integration of Mixed-Nativity Families"

Though mixed-nativity families – those with one immigrant parent and one U.S.-born parent – are numerically significant, little research has sought to understand these families in the broader context of immigrant assimilation. Studies have shown that the academic outcomes of the 2.5 generation – the children of mixed-nativity parents – differ from both their second and third generation peers but have neglected factors that may shape such outcomes, such as home life and school ties. Using nationally representative data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), we address empirical and theoretical gaps by comparing the home parenting behaviors and social integration outside the home of mixed-nativity families to those of two-immigrant and native families. Among mixed-nativity families, we further distinguish between those with immigrant mothers and those with immigrant fathers. Findings from our study suggest that the assimilation process of families with immigrant parents varies depending on the domain examined and the gender of the immigrant parent. In the home domain, families in which only one parent is an immigrant generally look no different from native families in their parenting behaviors. However, we find that two-immigrant parents and immigrant mothers have fewer social ties and less social capital than native parents. These findings have implications for how researchers measure and conceptualize immigrant assimilation.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: Radha Modi, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: Aliya Rao, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: Yi-Lin Chiang, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: Andrea Panchok-Berry, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Urban Ethnography: Chad Broughton, Senior Lecturer, Public Policy Studies Program, University of Chicago
TBA
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: Pete Harvey, Ph.D Student, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture & Interaction: Sarah Adeyinka and David Sorge, Ph.D. Students, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: TBA
TBA
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: TBA
TBA
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Urban Ethnography: Ruth Braunstein, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut
TBA
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Family & Gender: TBA
TBA
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Culture & Interaction: Blair Sackett and Lindsay Wood, Ph.D. Students, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Education & Inequality: TBA
TBA
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: TBA
TBA
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Urban Ethnography: Betsie Garner, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology
TBA
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Urban Ethnography: Gordon Douglas, Associate Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
TBA