Rubén G. Rumbaut

University of California, Irvine
Sociologist; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology, Demography, and Geography

Scholar of immigration whose ongoing Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study has spawned replicates in the US, Mexico and Europe. Work with Portes established segmented assimilation as a core model in the study of immigrant integration, and his concept of fractional generations transformed research on intergenerational integration. The diversity of topics explored through these theoretical and substantive lenses attest to the breadth of his scholarship. Directed seminal studies of Southeast Asian refugees, the National Survey of Immigration Scholars, the Immigration & Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles study, US-Mexico and multiethnic studies of educational achievement and transitions to adulthood, mobility and inequality, bilingualism and language loss, identity, racism and nativism, incarceration, deportation, perinatal and mental health, epidemiological paradoxes, and the Cuban diaspora, among others.

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