Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump's decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017.
This cluster focuses on racial and ethnic stratification in the United States, the changing meaning of race and ethnicity over time, racial and ethnic identity and its measurement and content, and the patterns of immigration and immigrant integration in the U.S. and Western Europe.  Courses in this cluster also cover racism and anti-racism and the meaning of “race” and “ethnicity” in different parts of the world.  Many faculty specialize in these areas and offer courses and workshops including Race and Ethnic Relations, Race and Crime, Sociology of Immigration, Mexican Migration Flows, Racism and Anti-Racism in Comparative Perspective, Immigration, Identity and Assimilation, and the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation and the Contemporary Studies of Race and Ethnicity workshops.

The department sponsors the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop.

The department co-sponsors the Contemporary Studies of Race and Ethnicity Workshop.

Affiliated Graduate Students

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Ellis Monk

Faculty Spotlight: More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System

April 1, 2020

For many decades now social scientists have shown how, in so many ways, one's ethnoracial background is associated with a whole host of important outcomes from educational attainment to labor market outcomes to health.  Many studies also provide compelling evidence of ethnoracial disparities in the criminal justice system – the probability of being arrested, incarcerated, and even the length of criminal sentences.  ... Read more about Faculty Spotlight: More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System