Roger D. Waldinger

Roger D. Waldinger

Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Sociology

Competition: US & Canada

University of California, Los Angeles

Roger Waldinger is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as Chair of his department from 1999 to 2004 and as Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy from 1995 to 1998.  He has worked on international migration throughout his career, writing on a broad set of topics, including immigrant entrepreneurship, labor markets, assimilation, the second generation, high-skilled immigration, immigration policy, and public opinion.  The author of six books, most recently How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor (University of California Press, 2003).  Mr Waldinger will be writing a new book during his Guggenheim Fellowship term, tentatively titled Foreign Detachment: America’s Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections.  Mr. Waldinger’s researches have also been supported over the years by grants from the Ford, Haines, Mellon, National Science, Sloan, and Russell Sage foundations.

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