- LEST (UMR 7317)
ActuellementDistinguished Professor (Ph.D. Harvard, 1983) and Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration
Research program during stay
Roger Waldinger works on international migration: its social, political, and economic consequences; the policies and politics emerging in response to its advent; the links between immigrants and the countries and people they have left behind; the trajectories of newcomers and their descendants after migration.
Tuesday 11 June – MMSH – 14h – salle PAF – ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS : THE MAKING OF THE SECOND GENERATION
Immigrants’ greatest legacy involves their children. Born or raised in the United States, this second generation now stands over 20 million strong. In this book, immigration scholars Renee Luthra, Thomas Soehl, and Roger Waldinger provide a new way of understanding The Making of the Second Generation, one bringing Origins and Destinations into view.
Using surveys of second generation immigrant adults in New York and Los Angeles, this book explains why second generation experiences differ across national origin groups and why immigrant offspring with same national background follow different trajectories. Inter-group disparities stem from contexts of both emigration and immigration. Diversity also appears among immigrant offspring whose parents stem from the same place. Immigrant children grow up with homeland connections, which can both hurt and help. Though all immigrants enter the U.S. as non-citizens, some instantly enjoy legal presence, others spend years in the shadows; those at-entry differences yield long-term effects.
Disentangling the sources of diversity among today’s population of immigrant offspring Origins and Destinations provides a new framework for understanding the second generation that is transforming America.
“Social Politics: The importance of the family for naturalization decisions of the 1.5 generation,” (with Thomas Soehl and Renee Luthra), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, forthcoming.
“Foreign Connections and the Difference They Make: How Migrant Ties Influence Political Interest and Attitudes in Mexico,” (with Lauren Duquette-Rury and Nelson Lim), Comparative Migration Studies, forthcoming.
“Immigration and the election of Donald Trump: why the sociology of migration left us unprepared…and why we should not have been surprised,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41.8 (2018): 1411-1426
« Reconceptualizing Context: A Multilevel Model of the Context of Reception and Second‐Generation Educational Attainment. »(with Renee Luthra and Thomas Soehl) International Migration Review (2017), doi:10.1111/imre.1231