Charles Hirschman

Charles Hirschman's picture
Boeing International Professor of Sociology
University of Washington, Seattle
Charles Hirschman is Boeing International Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Hirschman is a social demographer with interests in race and ethnicity, immigration to the United States, and social change in Southeast Asia. He is currently finishing a book, tentatively titled €œFrom High School to College: How and Why Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Immigration Generation Still Matter€ with Nikolas Pharris Ciurej, a UW PhD graduate. Based on data collected from high school seniors in the Puget Sound region, the book examines how ascriptive characteristics and socioeconomic origins shape the formation of college ambitions, college entry, and college completion. He is currently completing a sabbatical (2012-13) as a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is beginning a new project on transformation of Malaysia from a labor surplus to a labor scarce economy and its impact on ethnic inequality.

Research Group: