Asad L. Asad

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Stanford University
Asad L. Asad is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, where he is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Stanford Ethnography Lab. His scholarly interests encompass social stratification, migration and immigrant incorporation, race/ethnicity, and health. Asad’s research has been published in journals such as International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Law & Society Review, and Social Science & Medicine, among other outlets. His work has received awards from the American Sociological Association, including the Louis Wirth Award for Best Article given by the Section on International Migration, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Sperry Fund, as well as the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Center for American Political Studies, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Asad's current research agenda considers how institutions—particularly U.S. immigration policy and practice—mediate various facets of inequality. One of his current research projects, a book under contract with Princeton University Press, is based on a five-year study of Latin American-origin families in Dallas, Texas. Another project relies on large-scale survey data to study how patterns of ethno-racial inequality in Mexico relate to individuals' opportunities for lawful migration to the United States.

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