Thomas R. Jimenez
(Sociology, June 2005)
Thesis Title: Replenished Identities: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and Ethnic Identity
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Katherine Newman, and Lawrence D. Bobo
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, University of California-San Diego
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Tomás Jiménez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity. His latest book, The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life (University of California Press, 2017), uses interviews from a race and class spectrum of Silicon Valley residents to show how a relational form of assimilation changes both newcomers (immigrants and their children) and established individuals (people born in the US to US-born parents). His first book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity (University of California Press, 2010) draws on interviews and participant observation to understand how uninterrupted Mexican immigration influences the ethnic identity of later-generation Mexican Americans.