(Sociology, June 2003)
Thesis Title: Achieving Full Citizenship: An Institutional Approach to the Political Incorporation of Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada
Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Mary C. Waters, Lawrence D. Bobo, Jeffrey Reitz
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Current Position: Professor, Department of Sociology University of California, Berkeley
Irene Bloemraad (Ph.D. Harvard; M.A. McGill) is Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley. She is also the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and holds the position of Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In 2014-15, she served as a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society.