Research Interests: Immigration, ethnicity, political sociology, social demography, social stratification
Tyler Woods is a Doctoral Student in Sociology. Tyler was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He received his BA in Sociology with a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities from Rice University, where his senior thesis explored the intersection of migration, gender, and HIV risk among Mexican men. Prior to Harvard, Tyler worked as a research analyst in the Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population. While at Urban, he conducted research on the safety net and the social and economic well-being of children and families, including projects related to children of immigrants, refugee integration, and racial and ethnic disparities in human services.
Broadly, his research interests include immigration, ethnicity, political sociology, and social stratification. Tyler is particularly interested in the assimilation, ethnic identification, and political attitudes of third-plus generation Americans. He is also interested in the relationship between national identity and attitudes toward redistribution, the role of the safety net in advancing well-being for vulnerable populations, and the integration and social mobility of immigrant and refugee families in the United States.
BA in Sociology with a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities, Rice University, 2015