Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Caitlin Petre, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University
Education & Inequality: Jonathan London, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Leiden University
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Beth Bechky, Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Sociology, New York University
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Aysegul Balta Ozgen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (CSERI), University of Pennsylvania
Considering the global rise of xenophobic, populist and anti-immigrant public opinion and attitudes, how can host communities and refugee communities live together peacefully? How does the perception of nativist political attitudes impact the prospects of integration of refugees? I address these questions with a comparative design: I focus on Syrian refugees displaced since 2011 and I compare their integration experiences in Canada, Germany, Turkey, and the United States.
Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Sonita Moss, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
A sizable body of sociological research has established legal status as a critical axis of stratification in American society. At the same time, immigration scholars have cautioned against viewing legal status as a dichotomy and advocated for a perspective that treats legal status as a continuum that ranges from statuses that fully exclude individuals from legal rights to statuses that confer nearly the same rights as native-born citizens.