Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Office: 2240 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
- Social Transformations
- Race, Ethnicity, Immigration
Jacob Hibel received his degree in Sociology and Demography from Pennsylvania State University in 2009. His current research focuses on large-scale immigration's consequences for children, schools, and communities. He is particularly interested in the consequences of living and attending school in an immigrant-rich community versus one with lower historical immigration levels. Specific projects in this thread include examinations of cross-community discrepancies in immigrant children's disability identification, neighborhood influences on Mexican American immigrant children's academic achievement, and historical trends in migration, charter school enrollments, and public school funding in the U.S.
Relevant Research for the Migration Research Cluster
- Hibel, Jacob and Matthew Hall. 2014. “Neighborhood Coethnic Concentration and Mexican American Children’s Early Academic Trajectories”Population Research and Policy Review, 33:365-391.
- Hibel, Jacob and Andrea Jasper. 2012. “Delayed Special Education Placement for Learning Disabilities Among Children of Immigrants.”Social Forces, 91(2):503-530.
- Hibel, Jacob. 2009. "Roots of Assimilation: Generational Status Differentials in Ethnic Minority Children's School Readiness." Journal of Early Childhood Research 7:135-152.